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The Ledge May 27, 1897

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 Vol  iy. No. 35.  NEW DENVER, B. C, MAY 27,  1897.  Price S2.00 a Year.  TUNNEL, SHAFT, DUMP  Latest Returns from the Mines and  Prospects of the Silyery Slocan.  PREPARED    FOR    MINING   MEN  men.  on the  The Rouletts is working six  Work has ceased for a time  Alma.'.."  being1 erected at the  are  Cabins  ���Meteor.  A strike is reported from Little Slocan lake.  The second cross cut is in 75 feet on  the Lily B.  ���   Operations have been resumed on  the American Boy.  A. it Blumenaur is developing* the  Jeannette o.i Wilson creek.  Along" Lemon creek and south ol it  250 men are prospecting:.  A crown grant is being" procured  for the Deerslayer, near Cody.  The Alps and Alturas are being  worked by McMillan and Hamilton.  Several Slocan mines are shut down  upon account of too much water from  melftug snow.  ((  The work   being   pushed  en the  Presiott is showing that property up  in good shape.  ..A deal is on for the U. and I. group,  Teh Mile, a big English syndicate  beingf'the party after it.  A. J. Hughes will commence work  this week on the Mount Mabel, a  Fennell creek property.  English capitalists are -ooking into  the advantages of New Denver_as a  point for sampling- works.  Forest fires caused considerable trouble last week to the mine: s and pros-  1 ectors along Wilson creek.;  The Ruth is working. ���-70 men-and  shipping two cars of ore a day. The  ore goes to Pueblo and Everett.  The Hall Exploration Co. has ten  men working on the Chapleau. The  property is showing up favorably.  McCune Bros, are expected in from  Salt Lake this week. They will develop the Republic on Springer creek.  No. 6 tunnel, soon* to "commence at  the Slocan Star, will be run 2000 feet  and will test this great property at  .'a depth of 1000 feet.  If more money was spent in developing the claims at the foot of Slocan  lake and less in real estate, the country would be better for it.  BASEBALL   AT   KASLO.  ore on  The  A Tacoma company has tour men  working on the Halton Chief, on the  nortlf fork of Carpenter creek. There  are three claims in tire group.  There is nearly a carload ot  the dump at the Two Friends  original locators are working the property and feel confident that it will  again be a shipper.  The work on the'Payne wagon  road- will be. finished"' this' week.  Nearly 1000 tons of ore are ready  to ship at the mine,, and this original  Slocan property keeps up its record  as a wealth producer.  The work of pile driving- for the.  wharf at Silver-ton is in  full  swing,  and work on the new warehouse and  wharf building will  start in a week  or so.  (A Lkdg'k Special.)  The  iirst game  of the Kootenay-Washington  league series was played Monday.     The grounds,  were in good condition and the wind light,c*yeryv"  thine favorable for a  good  game���but  a  good  game was hot played.    Spokane took the field in  the first inning with Rush in tlie box.    The pla3*-  ing was "wild from the drop of the hat Davy  made a safe hit. Rankin followed with a bunt  and Marshall fumbled the ball and threw wild to  first. Clark went out on a fly and Green made a  safe hit, and Davy came in. Then another wild  throw and Rankin scored. Borchers and Murphy  went out on flys and Green died on third, leaving  two runs sc./red for the first inning.  Spokanes came to bat. Conners put the ball  over the fence and got first. Belt knocked a fly to  short and Conners went out on a double play to  second. Arnesori hit it safe but was thrown out  trying to make home on a two bagg-er by Gaets-  retiring Spokane without a score.   ��� X'  Coffman started the second inning by a grasshopper to iiitcher and was thrown out on first as  was Matthews, and Nash got out trying to make  second, retiring Kaslo without scoring.  Edwards was next to bat fol Spokane and made  a safe hit. Marshall went out and- Murdock put  the ball out into the stump lot and both scored;  O'Brien was thrown out tryng to steal third and  Rush was the first man to fan.      '  Davy started the third inning by getting a base  on balls, then Rankin got four more and joined  the-procession. Clark quit on ah infield hit and  Green on a fly. Davy was thrown out and Kaslo  again took the field without adding to their  notches. '  /  , 7  Spokane took the bat: "Conners made a safe hit  and stole second, and Beit.got first'on balls. Ar**'  neson went out on aflly arid Gaets on a grounder,  then Edwards struck out leaving Belts and Conners froze to bags.  Borchers started the fourth inning by goingout  on a fly. Murphy made a safe hit and Coffman  struck out, while .Nash made third man', out an a  weakling to first.   Nobody scored.  Marshall started the second half withaflv to  left and went out. 'O'Brien got his first on balls  and Rush struck out, followed by Connors on a  Hy.     .   �����       ��� ��� :vv\ ';��� X,  Up to this time the playing had been very good.  The score stood 2 to 2 for four innings. 'But in  the fifth both teams got rattled, went to pieces and  worked about as wild and ragged as they knew  how. Davy, Clark, Green, Bbrfchcrs and Murphy  scored before Kaslo went\out, and then Spok-iiie  came to the bat and put seven noteiics onto their  tally before they stopped. Everybody muffed  and fumbled, then threw; wild, while the crowd  hollered and the pla3*ers chewed the rag, while  Spokane, plugged the ball all around the lot-till  Chief Borchers sentNash out to play left field and  fetched Green in to do some twirling, and he  retired Spokane with neatness and dispatch.  In ; the sixth Spokane played ball again and  Kaslo had none to count when they "went to the  field again, but Spokane fared no letter in the hut  half. ,.    ���  In the seventh Spokane.retired Kaslo in short  order. Only three men, Coffman, Matthias and  Nash had a bat and no one saw first. In the  second half Spokane scored three times. Arneson  hit safe, Gates out pna fly, Edwards hit. Arneson  scored and Edwards got sliown Out trying to steal  second. Marshall hit to third, Rankin muffed and  threw wild, Marshall kept right ongoing and  scored. Murdock got first on balls and scored,  and Rush let tho side out.  In the eighth Kaslo made four runs in a procession, and Spokane fumbled everything in sight  till Coffman and Matthias got out on weaklings  in infield. Spokane also made four runs in the  eighth, and when Kaslo got done with, the fir t  halt ot the ninth they, were still behind, making  the score 15 to IU and an inning to spare in iavor  of Spokane.  The game on .Tuesday was won by Spokane by  a 'score; of 12 to 7.  nassenger, a lighting from the Red Moun tain or C.  & W. Hallways is fastened onto ��� by the yelling  crowd of hacKman and cab drivers. There are  good claims within a few miles of Rossiand to be  had for very reasonable figures, but the modest  'Owners cannot get near a possible buyer, and it is  difficult to get the shortest private talk with him,  even liy incessant watching, as he is surrounded  and buttonholed every moment of his stay hereby  those whose gall and tongue know no limitation���  ���these.gentry "*avc claims to sell, claims they have  never seen.  A party of five gentlemen visited Lake mountain, lying south of Rossiand. last Sunday, for the  purpose of studying the topographical difficulties  to-be overcome in bringing water from the lake  oil that mountain to this city. The water, one of  the party told me, was the most delicious he had  ever drank, and he could hardly stop drinking,  but of course anyone who has ever been out on  the hills knows how good it is to get a drink in  hot weather, even if it be from the commonest  swamp puddle or snow water trickling down the  rocks. Tlie sanie gentleman told me they estimated the cost at about half a .million, uollars.  The pressure would be very great, as the lake lies  probably between 2'KJO and 3000 feet higher than  the city, and" the-supply would be ample for a  population 10 times as greatas Rossiand has now.  If expectations are realised, and Ro island attains  the eminence its hitherto-rapid growth has pro-  | mised. this scheme of bringing water from Lake  mountain will no doubt eventuate.  Mayor Scott Is coming in for a lot of criticism,  and deservedly so. He is introdueingrthe' '"spoils  for the victors" sen erne, and is showing his desire  to reward those who took an active part on his  behalf during the municipal election. It appears  that the offices of police and licence commissioners are being kept pp^n-i'or-Hon. T. Mayiie Daly  and Ernest Miller, a young lawyer who was one  of Mayor Scott's most zealous workers. The  city council had requested the Government to appoint John Kirkup police commissioner^ but  Mayor Scott had other views and privately requested the appointment of his favorites above  mentioned: He tried hard to get a place for one  Dalfon, a working man who made speeches eulogistic of Mr. Scott during tlie campaign, but the  council did not see eye to eye with hiin on that  matter and Dutton did not get the job.  The Rosslander and Miner favored the candidature of 0. O. LalOnde for mayor and the Record was a Scott paper. What is the result ? The  Record geis the city advertising���a fine lump of  fat in'tiie matterof three or i'tur columns'of bylaws every day���while the other papers were not  even allowed to put in a tender for'the work. It  Mayor Scott is trying to- work the "one man  rule," here the sooner he is disillusioned the better  f'-r him aud the city, Laloude ought to feel happy, because the grumblings heard all over town  at Mayor Scott s. action are loud enough to denote  that he (Scott)rwill never have, a ehaiWe for >i second term. V ,   v      '  By the: way, the mayor got nicely v'let in" this  weel*:. A man OAved him %2i for rent and the  mayor got him a job on corporation work, and  when tlie man had worked..up the $2-L he was discharged without any wages, the mayor,' who  thought lie knew something about law. 'thinking  he would thus square himself. But the man  brought action in tlie county court foi wages due,  and.the mayor put in a garnishee on those wages  for the amount due for rent. But the mayor did  not exactly know the law as she is, and was surprised to learn that he could not garnishee on  wages that did not amount to iAO, The man won  his case and the mayor had to pay the costs of the  garnishee. Mayor Scott is coming down from  the high pedestal on which many Rosslanders  had placed him. -   "  Of the mines I have reliable information that  the Monte Cristo is looking splendid and will soon  take a prominent position as one of the big shippers of the camp.  The Iron Mask aiid Centre Star will both' soon  be shippers, or at least the former. The latter  will not ship ore, but matte. The company have  actually decided to build their own smelter, and  within a month work will begin, only the sight  he many. But in another inr-tance the many"  will tha ve' to "put up" for tha benefit Of the few.  Ross ^Thompson has built a fine cottage costing  about-jSOOO on the southern outskirts of the city,  and the street leading there has been cleared  and is being graded for a boulevard, so that Air.  Thomi>son can drive to and from his residence in  fine style. If Mr. Thompson is going to help nay  for .tins fine street, leading to one house, tiieh  there can be no kick coming from the taxpayers.  If not,-then there ought and probably will'be a  dressing -down administered to the council for  authorising such an outlay when, there are streets  and lanes |in the heart of the city impassable for  vehicles. *     Diooknks.  LOCAL   BREVITIES.  The steamer Slocan is being fitted  with electric light-.  ; New Denver's electric light 'plant is  not giving satisfactory service.  Webber&X. Co.   have  a bakery and restaurant  {.avenue. .  opened up  on Slocan  KOSSLAND   AS   IT   IS.  [By our own Correspondent.]  The slump in business activity and optimistical  prognostications still continues and the future of  the newly-created city looks by no means so rosy  as it did only a couple of months ago. Then,  with snow still covering -kthe richest mining  camp on earth," there was loud talk of the ".. good  time a coining" with the summer. Well, tlie  summer is here'and the good time seems to be  still oil, the road, probably held up by a big snow-  slide back in the Rockies. ��� People are coining in  on every tiain, but the majority of them prove to  be men looking for work. If there are any capitalists among the crowd they keep mighty quiet  and hie them" away to some "second-rate hotel so  as to escape the importunities of the numerous  throng of kerbstone orators who haunt the  big hotels after dark on the lookout for some rich  tenderfoot desirous of buying a mine* But the  wealthy easterner is not at all in evidence this  summer. Perhaps he is examining other camps  before, finishing up at this eldorado, and by the  time he does*g*et here he will probably be cone  "broke "  Last summer, when the habitant was not so experienced in jawbo e eloquence, the capitalists  came tumbling in in swarms and the livery stables did a tremendous business iu supplying  saddle horses for the yeliow legged fraternity to  visit this, that and the other claim within half a  day's ride of'Rossiand.. There were not so many  in the claim selling business then and the few  who were so employed did well. But now the  competition Ls" so" keen that a known capitalist  reaching Ross land i.< besieged very   much   lilc- a  has now to be determined. A friend of mine who  visited the Jumbo this week says that property Ls  showing un well, but as he did not enter the mine,  I:presume it is only hearsay, and that does not go  tne wiiole distance with me,I wantto see the mine  myseli beiore giving you a report. .  . Jumbo No.'5 has struck a quart** vein carrying  from .;'} to .i'ict in gold.  The Josie lias over 1000 tons of ore ready for  shipment.  The recent strike on the White Bear. is. proving  a.permanent one. the mass of ore met with becoming more and more solid as the crosscut is .ad-,  vaueed. ��� The ore body is 13 feet wide.  The St. Paul is working a tunnel from the level  of the Red Mountain railway, which cut through  two ledges on that property'on the opposite side of  the valley from the O. iv. mine and ai the foot ol  Deer Park mountain. The tunnel is in mineralised rock, which gets better and better as the hill is  lurther entered.  Copper has been found on the Jo Jo, in the vicinity of the Commander, about two miles east oi  town, as high as 23 per cent, with ���-('00 in gold1'  rhis beats the Cliff ore for copper, which, ca'iry-  ing 18 per cent, was always spoken ol as the rich*-,  est copper lode in the camp, and for that reason  sought alter by the Nelson smelter.  The Cliff will ship a car load of ore a day from  now on, and the Columbia and Kootenay ditto.  There will probably be 15 shipping mines in this  camp next month f..e. regular shippers,-with an  ever increasiag output.  Snow locations are not quite-"obsolete yet. I  was out on Record mountain last week and came  across a discovery post about nine feet high and  on it the legend :'located the 7th day of February,  1807, by Chas. Sidcr, locator. There was about  five feet of snow here on that date. The "discovery" must have been an old one and the locator j  probably went out on sn-uvshoes so as to forestall  any other in the same business.  .The city council are doing a lot of grading.  and everybody who has been in Rossiand will j  know that gra'ding here is no joke. The hills are  proper hills'and much soil has.to be redistributed  to m.-tke our street unable for vehicles. A big  kick is coming from propcrfy-owners on Washington street, who built about six feet below the  l.-vel of the street as it will be when graded. Tn  this  c.ise the few must-submit for the benefit of  It is reliably reported ;hat 100C  men will be employed on the Slocan  railroad in another two weeks.  James Delaney made an assignment on Wednesday, for' the benefit;  of his creditors, to Joseph Irwin.  A fire in the woods about Rose berry ���  threatened the town with destruction  last Thursday night, and the inhabitants had to tight it all night. Slocan  City was threatened t|ie same way,  and a disastrous conflagration narrowly averted. ���'  The steamer Hunter enjoyed a harvest on her trip from SlocanCity Tuesday. - Many of the excursionists ot  the previous day. were not satisfied to  return on the big boat Monday and  spent the nightv there, probably loO  coming^up on the fiunter.  " There are no less than four band  stands erected in various localities  about the city, and yet the band boys  are compelled to stand on the street  coiners and discourse music to the edification of an appreciative but unre-  ciprocative 'public. Band stands on  paper or hidden in the crevice of an  imaginative mind are a public nuisance and ought to be locked up for  vagrancy.  D. W. Campbell, of Victoria, brother of Archibald Campbell, wiio was  drowned last week in Carpenter creek,  came in. Tuesday to search for the  body and look after the affairs of the  dead man. He will probably remain  here several days, and is stopping at  the 'Windsor. He desires to express  through the columns of the Ledge his  gratitude to the citizens of New Denver for the interest taken by them in  the welfare of his brother.  A Tight Rope Walker at Sixty Years.  One ot the best things witnessed at  Slocan City Monday was the walking  of the tight rope by Eli Carpenter, a  man 60 or more years of age. Every  miner in British Columbia knows EH  Carpenter. He was with the first to  brave the perils of a prospector's life  in this far-away land. After him it  was that Carpenter creek was named.  He was the original locator of some of  the famous mines in tlie Slocan���prop-  perties that have made other men  fortunes,"fwhile he has remained a  venturesome prospector. Everybody  has known him as such, and only as  such. But it turns out that in his prime  and also when a lad of mature years  he was a tight-rope performer of some  renown, and followed that perilous  profession for years Though now  more then GO years of age he ventured  on the rope at Slocan City and walked  it as coolly '-is if he were on the terra  firnia and far more gracefully, Cfff  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  A   GAMBLER   TALKS.  New York Telegram.  A well-dressed man rested his chin in the .palm  of his hand and gazed thoughtfully at the hurrying crowds on Broadway. He sat in the corridor  of a hotel /looking out of the window. His black  frock coat looked new enough to have come from  the tailor's that very morning, while his hat,  shoes and necktie were models of neatness. He  was freshly shaved and his eye . was bright with  the spirit of health and activity  .''There's a fine looking man  passed the window together  is." ��� -.' " , ''  ''Don't know," replied the other, nonchalantly.  'Probably a preacher; If not that, a gambler."  The  last speaker Avas right.   The man in   the  window was Mr. Pat Sheedy, of Chicago, and he  is not a preacher, whatever else he may be.  Mr. Sheedy had just returned from Europe.  Five months ago he went to Egypt to see what  could be done in the way of establishing a second  Monte Carlo at Cairo. Two previous trips on the  same mission had, been without very promising  results, but the people behind Sheedy were so  .annually  SPECIMEN   ASSAYS.  theater  in the  him  " said one of two  "I wonder who he  First Thespian���At our last stand the  took fire in the middle of the third act.  Second Thespian���Was there a panic  audience?  First Thespian���Oh, no.   The usher woke  up and told him it was time to go home.  First 3oihamite���That bell! How it scared me!  Second Gothamite���It's only a lire engine, old  man.  First Gothamite���I thought it was a bicy c le.  Mrs. Rricabrac���Oh, mercy, Bridget, how  could you have broken that precious vase? It  was four hundred years old.  Bridget (calmly)���Oh, if it was an ould thing  like that yez can take it out of m- next week's  wages.  ���;he clubs they play a great deal; in fact, I  if there is any  place where there is  more  anxious to get some of the money that; i  flocks to Cairo, that they asked him to take  another look over the Aground. Sbeedy :iiow announces that there is no more chance oi establishing a public gambling house in Egypt than there  is of opening one on Broadway.  " As long as Monte Carlo stands," he said, "it  will be alone in the field. It will'never havei an  important rival, and when it passes away I doubt  if there will be anything of the kind to take its  place. Wherever there is British, domination  there cannot be open gambling. In Egypt English power only bars the way. Every thing else is  ripe. There is money unlimited, facilities unlike  those afforded anywhere else in the world, and  the Sgambling spirit to a greater degree than I  have ever seenit. But tne English will not stand  for the pampering of the appetites that yearly  come to Cairo. - ,,  "In '  doubt         ���  gambling than in Egypt, but it is behind closed  doors. Vou can get all the play you want, but  there is no chance for such an establishment.as  . the one we proposed. They are all hawks and iio  chickens there, and the man who sallies forth in  search of soft marks is doomed to swift and certain disappointment.  Such gamblers you never saw in your life!  They will take risks that would set an American  to rubbing his eyes to make sure he saw aright.  Anything that's square satisfies them, and I've  seem some remarkable performances in the way  of bncldng up against hopeless.odds.  "Tl.e American is a good gamble���*, but his game  is like marbles against billiards as. compared with  the gambling of Europeans. Tney say that I'm a��  great gambler. In this countryl have the'.reputa-  tion of having won tremendous sums of money.  I Itell you that beside thesefellOAys I'm just'.an  ordinary cheap piker. My winnings. and my  risks {during my career as a gambler would be  totally obscured by the chances that many of the  smallest of these big fellows take right along.'  ':I spoke of the bier odds some of them "will'go up  against.   Let me give you an iptt.-.nce..��I.saw  old Castellane, the father of Count Castellane, who  married  A una Gould, play baccarat until;lie; had:  a rjll of money amounting to$49,(KH)- ;,Tiiisrm.oney  he put in his trouser's pocket and 8tar'te,d*to goout;  He had just reached the door .when tlu'ee .men;  who knew him came  in.   They "it-ere .broke, but  ��� anxi-sus  to llij*.   I saw Cas:eilaiie!haiid them  j-2,500 a piece, and then start to deal the cards for  them himself.   The  old gentleman ;1 actually, put  the balance of his money against that which  he  had loaned  his friends.   They were three to. one.  Castellane broke one of the three, but the, other  two broke him, and, after  passing back ���*5,000 to  him,  thev  went out  richer  together  by  some  >y,000.   Where  in all of this countryHvojild you  find  a man  in whose veins the gambling blood  flowed as swiftly as that?  "As to things in New York, from a gambler's  point of view, they certainly are not premising.  It looks darker instead-of brighter, although Avhy  the gambler- should be suppressed while the stock  and grain speculator and tne insurance fellows go  on, is one of the mysteries which "my brain  cannot penetrate. I do not think the gamblers  have much to hope from a return of, Tammany  Halt to power. It is a mistake to think that T.am-  mahy was good to thelgamblers. The republicans  have, always been most liberal to them. Undoubtedly there is gambling going on in. this city  today, but not openly and not in a way that is of  the slightest use to anybody. In order to make  gambling at faro a successful business it must be  conducted openly, so that the business man may  come and go as he pleases withaiitthe constant  fear that the police are going-to drop in and lug  him off for a night in the station house.  "Now, a word more about things in New York  and about the people who ci\y down gambling.  They are a set of bigots who operate in the dark.  They have no word against the stock markets,  which are the worst kind of gambling houses,  and nothing to say against speculation, which is  a game harder to beat by* ma 113* points titan faro. ���  A mm plays faro. He leaves his money on a ���  card for ton minutes without getting a decision.  If he wins he gets his money on the spot, with no  holdout to reduce his profit. He sees the game  right in front of him and all is fair.  ���-Let that same man monkey with the stock  market. We'll say he buys at 80*. He waits five  days and the stock is still 80, so he sells. There  hasn 't been a change, yet when he gets the money  he invested back again it is short.several hundred  dollars, which has been taken out by the broker  a** commission. The whole stock * game is a  gamble ipure and 'simple, and the players have a  smaller {percentage in their favor than the men  who play faro and other games.  "So it'is with grain. I met a man some months  a-j-o who was worrving 1 localise he wasovevloaded  with wheat. He had bought /-OO.ooo bushels. A  lew days later he sold it, and was happy. That  man never saw that wheat. In his lifetime he  had owned millions of bushels, but he never  possessed one. -Isn't that as pure a gamble as  could be?  ���'It is so, too. with -the life insurance business.  Thev take a chance on your life and have a big  percentage in their favor. A man's got to die to  beat them, and men won't *)uiffie orl" even if there  i*> nioiiev in it,*'  Languid Like���I read dat greenbacks wuz apt  to be chock full of disease germs. Does yer believe it?  I Easie Eddie���Sure, dat's why I won't work; I  might get paid in greenbacks and get my system  filled wit'microbes.  Yes, said the in'e'ligent looking lady,-1 am interested in favor of the new go-without-your-  breakfast cure which is now becoming so popular.  You are a physician, 1 suppose?" replied the  gentlemen^  : Well, no���not exactly. I keep a boarding'  house.  Widow (who has received news of her husband's death in the far west)���And how did poor  William meet Ids death? -  Western Friend���He didn't meet it at all,  ma'am. The boys had to chase him ten miles before they could catch him and put the rope around  his neck.  Among the Printers Ink's collection of freak  advertisements there is none that can compare  with this, clipped from the Tom anda, Pa., Daily  Item of April 15:  '���'������,-        WHAT IS TKUE CHRISTIANITY ?  It is the perfect keeping of the Moral Law. For  Jesus Christ was the oiily.Jew who kept the law  best, but He did. not keep the law perfectly, for He  had to accept the wages of sin which is Death ;  and proved thereby that He was not God, but man  and worshipping Jesus Christ as God is a sacrilege on Goo Almighty, and the second biggest  humbug oh earth.  Come to the Star barber shop, corner Main and  Pine streets.  G. P. ORDWEIN,  Proprietor.  They were sitting in the lobby at Murphy's,  talking about the striking peculiarities, of  some of the hotels they had been up againts in the  the course of their travels.  Iii the the party were a red-headed drummer  from Arkansas, a travelling railroad man and a  spindle shanked man. who sells oil out of Pittsburg; The deal got around to t lid man  from Arkansas, and what he had to say was  this:  '- I've had,to stand for some queer rules and regulations in my time; but the most unique code of  rules governing a hotel I ever had sprung on me  was at the Tallewanda hotel, in College Corner,  Ohio. I remember each and; every one of them  distinctly to this day. They were posted in this  order.  1. Board. ��50 per week,' meals extra.  --'--'-*���   dinner at  six  C. S   RASHDALL,  Notary Public  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL & FAUQUIER  INES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  CORRESPONDENCE  MIXING INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD  AND BONDED.  ���-INVITED-���  Complete lists of .claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing.  r  "i  The  Windsor  Restaurant  Is one of the Best and Aged Cafes  in the  Silvery Slocan.  k IN NEW DENVER,        .  ..   *  It was in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as.....   "���'' ''"''  A place where any  can be  s.  2. Breakfast at live,  seven.  " 3. Guests are requested not  supper at  ,-..   ...,     to  speak  to  the.  dumbwaiter. .  -4.' Guests willing to get up without being called  can have self-rising flour for supper.  ��� 5, The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful cemc  tery.Hearses to hire, 25 cents a day .��������� .  '  G. Guests wishing'to do a little driving will find  a'hammer and hails in the closet.  j -17. If your room gets too warm Ojien the window  and see the fire escape.  8/Tf you are fond of athletics and like good  jumping, just lift the mattress and see the bed  spring. -*  .9: If your lamp goes out take, a feather out of  the pillow, that's light enough for any room.  10. Anyone troubled with a nightmare will find  a 'halter on the bedpost.    ,  11. Don't pick a quarrel with the clerk. His  brother is the chief o-" police and his father the  mayor of the town.  12. Don't worry about paying yoiir bill. The  house is supported by its foundation.  COM F. E A R L Y A N DA VOID T HE RUSH.  Boarding*  Hohrc Geometry.  boarding  bouses  are  the  same  boarding  Ali  house.  Boarders in the same boarding houseand on the  same flat are equal to one another.  A single room is that which has no parts and  no magnitude.  The landlady of a hoarding house is a parallelogram���that is,-in oblong angular figure which  cannot be described,, but which is equal to anything.  A wrangle is the disinclination of two Iboarders  to each other that meet together but are not on the  same flat.  POSTULATES   AND   PROPOSITIONS.  A pie may be produced any number of times.  I    The landlady can  be  reduced  to  her  lowest  terms by a series of propositions.  A bee line' may be made from any boarding  house to any other boarding house.  The clothes of a boarding house bed, thouirh  produced ever so far both ways, will not meet.  Any two meals at a boarding house are together  less than two square meals.  If from the opposite ends of a boarding house a  line be drawn, passing through all tlie rooms in  turn, then the stovepipe -which warms the boarders  will lie within that line.  On the same bill and on the same side of it  there should be two charges for the same  thing.  If there be two boarders on the same flat, and  the amount of side of the one be equal to the  amount of side of the other, each to each, and the  wrangle between one boarder and the landlady be  <&4  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing*  iii the:���  -.-. Latest-Style  of'the..:���  Ar*t.  Te*  Shops at TWft.EE FORTES & SANDON  Ceititr  Mew  Denver  HAS THE^%^-  Best Furnished Rooms/  in the Slocan Capital  In the Diniiig^C^  >UCf&      CJ^Room every       attention is paid to guests, ^_^^&~  and  on the tables are placed the best viands obtainable.  MANAGER  JAS. DELANEY,  equal to the wrangle between the landlady  the other, then shall the weekly bills of tlie  boarders be equal also, each to each.  For if not, let one hill be the greater.  and  two  Then the other bill is'less than  it   mi-rid   hav<  been    whir-h is absurd.-���Truth.  Agents for B.C. Sugar-Refinery and  Royal Citv Planing Mills.  *���?  ���j% Fourth Year.  THE    LEDGE.  Kaslo & slocan Ry  TIME CARD No. "1.  IN EFFECT WED.N0V. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave"8 00 A.M. Kaslo Arrive, 3 m P.M  "   8 3(5 "���"' South Fork "       S 15 "  ..'���   9.'30     " Sproule's ".      2 If* "  "   9 ffl     " Whitewater "      2 00 "  '��� 10 03 ���������-'- Bear Lake "      148 ���-.''  4* 10 18    " McGuigan "      1 33 "  "10 30     " . Bailey's ",    121 "  " 10 38     " Junction "      i IS "  Ar'r. 10 50    " Sandon Leave 1 00 "  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  Traffic Mngr. Supt. and Ass't Trras  Columbia and  Western R'y Co.  fc    Schedule No. 3, Jan. 4, '9t  ^-WESTBOTJND.-S  No 1 No. 2  Passenger.  .Stations  Tub's.,-    Daily  Thurs.    except  ^EASTBOUND.-v  No. 2 No. 4  Passenger.  Tues.,     Daily  Thurs.   except  & Sat., Sunday. Lv. Ar.&Sat., Sunday.  0:30 pin 8:30 am Trail 8:00 am 6:00 pm  0:40 pm 8:40 am        Smelter       7:47 am 5:47 pm  0:45 pm 8:45 am      McLeod's     7:42 am 5:42 pm  7:00 pm 9:00 am       Warfield      7:31am 5:31pm  7:05 pm 9:05 am Tiger Switch Bk 7:20 am 5:26 pm  7:10 pm 9:10 am   Crown'Paint   7:21am 5:21pm  7:15 pm 9:15 am Lake Mountain 7:16 am 5:16 pm  7:25 pm 9:25 am      Carpenter      7:10 am 5:10 pin  7:35 pm 9:35 am    Union Ave    7:03 am 5:03pm  7:40 pm 9:40 am      Ros-sland       7:00 am 5:00 pm  8:0:'pm 9:50 am  Rossiand Wye 6:10 am 4:40 pm  J. A. JORDAN. C. D. & T. M.  THE STEAMER  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays excepted)  FOR SILVERTON,  SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning will,I if possible, make connections  with the west-bound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without noiice.  G.XL. ESTABROOK, Master.  PACIFIC  The Quickest  and  Cheapest Route  East  or  West.  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday  morning-, making close connection  at Revelstoke with trains for  all points East or West  Before you travel get information from  C.P.R,   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Apply to nearest Railway Agent  or to  District Passenger Agent,  Vancouvei  NOTICE  161. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 4 of the " Mineral Act, 1896,"  Or section 4 of the "Placer Mining Act, 1891,"  or elsewhere in the said Acts or other the  mining laws of the Province, no free'miner's  certificate shall be issued to a Joint Stock  Company for a longer period than one year,  and such certincate shall date from the 30th  day of June in each year: and every free  miner's certincate held by a Joint Stock Company at the passing of this Act shall be valid  and existing until and shall expire on the 30th  day of June, 1897. Upon applying to renew  any such certificate on or before said 30th day  of June, the Joint Stock Company shall be  entitled to a rebate of a proportionate amount  of the fee paid for a certificate heretofore  issued according to the further time for which  it would but for this section have been valid  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that a special meeting of the Shareholders of the Slocan  Milling Company, Limited Liability, will be  held at the office of the Company, at New  Denver, B.C., on Monday, the 21st day of June.  1897, at 10 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of considering the expediency of selling.the whole or  such portion of the assets of the Company as  maybe agreed upon at such meeting, and if  agreed upon, passing resolutions authorizing  any such proposed sale to be carried into  effect, and for such other business as may be  properly brought before the meeting.  i   : : ; , .    -.      V    FRANK   COX,   \  Secretary.  New Danver, B.C., May 17th, 1897.  CERTIFICATE OF IPBOVEWIENTS  CAZUBAZUA   MINERAL   CLAIM.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, as  ��� agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certificate No. 79256, and. Frank Culver, free  miners' certificate No. 66005 intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaing a Crown Grant of  fie alove claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be'sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action c >mmenced before the issuance of  such certincate o(^improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 3rd day of May, 1897.  my20-.iy20  WAKEFIELD   MINERAL   CLAIM.  TAKE NOTICE that I, David Bremner, as  agent for George Fairbairn, free miners'  certincate No. 79256, and J. H. Wereley, free  miners' certificate No. 616G7 (personal representative of W. H. Smith), intend sixty days  from, the date hereof to apply to the Gold  Commishioner for a certincate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  DAVID   BREMNER.  Dated this 3rd day of May, 1897.  my20-jy20  A DEL A MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District on the Galena Farm south of  Silverton, B. C.  TAKE NOTICE the we the undernamed Ada J.  Brown, free miner's certificate No 74,227 and  James O Bolander, free miner's certilieate No  65,906 and William Thomlinson, free miner's certificate No 74,607, intend sixty days from date  hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a cer-  tficate of imp.iovements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of  such certincate of improvements.  Dated this 2oth Day of April, A. D. 1897.       ju **-*  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that 00 days after  i> date I intend to"apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission to  purchase 100 acres of land, more or less situated  about 2h miles south of New Denver, on east shore  of Slocan Lake, West Kootenay, B.C. Commencing at .J. C. Harris' S.W. corner, thence north 80  chains, thence west to mineral claim Neglected  and following east and south boundaries of said  claim to Slocan lake, thence southerly along east  shore of said lake to point of commencement.  -I' ('. Hark is.  Dated April 22nd. 18:-'7.  ai)2!*'-,ie29  N  NOTICE   TO    JOINT    STOCK    COMPANIES, j  THE following section, numbered 101, of the  " " Companies Act. 1897," relative to the  issue of a free miner's certificate is published  for the information of JOINT STOCK COMPANIES,  JAMES BAKER,  Minister of Mines.  Provincial Secretary's Office, '���  14th May. 1897.  iJOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  .> date I intend to apply to the Chief Com mis  sioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase two hundred and iorty (24-.)) acres of land  situated near the junction of Upper Eight Mile,  creek with Lower Eight Mile creek, Slocan lake,  West Kootenay, aud described as follows:���Commencing at a post planted^ on the west bank of  Upper Eight mile creek, thence north 60 chains;  thence east 40 chains; thence south 60 chains;  thence west-4 i chains to the place of -commencement..  R. B. KERR.  Dated Otb April, 1897  ��p8 ju8  NOTICE.  VTOTICE is hereby given that application will be  IV made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its present session  f or an Act to incorporate a company for tho purpose of supplying water, and generating electricity for the supply of light, power, and heat to the  inhabitants of Silverton, B. C, and to -mines,  towns and residents within a radius of twenty  miles from said towns, and for these purposes to  take aiubdivert at any point or points on Fourmile  Creek or its tributaries so much of the water of  the same as may be necessary or proper for supplying water, and for generating and supplying  electricity to consumers; and to construct, maintain and operate a telephone .system, within the  said radius; and for all such rights, powers, and  privileges as may be necessary for carrying on  the objects aforesaid.  Dated at New Denver, B. C. the 181 n dav of  March, A.D. 1897.  R. B.KERR,  mh2597 Solicitor for the applicants  NOTICE  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  li date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permiasion to  purchase 240 acres of land, situated near the shore  ot Slocan lake, between Rosebery and New  Denver, and described as follows:���Commencing  at a post planted about half a mile cast from the  mouth of Wilson Creek, immediately north of the  right of way of the Nakusp & Slocan' Railway;  thence 60 chains north; thence 40 chains east;  thence 60 chains south; thence 4C Chains west to  the point of commencement..''.  WILLIAM  THOMLINSON.  New Denver, B.C..  Dated this 31st day of March, A.D. 1897.  NOTICE.  \TOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date  li I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and W orks for permission to purchase 320  acres on the Columbia river commencing at a post  planted alongside S.-..Walker's' north---vest corner  post, thence-running north 40 chains, thence east  80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80  chains to the point of commencement, containing  320 acres more or less.  ElXRN-McDOTJGALD.    ���  Nakusp, April 20,1897.  ap29-je29  NOTIOE.  SIXTY days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  land situated on Snow Creek, about three miles  from the Columbia river: Commencing at a post  marked W. A. Harrison's north-west corner post  and running east 40 chains, thence south 40  chains, thence west;40 chains, thence north 40  chains to point of commencement, and containing  160 acres of land more or less.  I William Alfred Harrison,  Nakusp, West Kootenay,  14th April, 1897. ap29-je29  NOTICE  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty (60) days  lS after date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase 160 acres of land commencing at a post  marked L. P. S's N.E. Corner, thence 40 chains  south, theuce 40 chains west, thence 40 chains  north, thence 40 chains east to point of commencement, near Fennell and Four Mile creeks, Slocan  district, and adjoining the ground staked by Thos.  Abriel.  LUTHER PRESCO^T STARRATT  Dated Ap.iil 11,1897.  - ap22-ju23  NOTICE-  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty (60) davs  IM after date I in end to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands'and Works' for permission to  purchase 160 acres of land commencing at a post  marked''T. /v's" N. W. Comer, running, thence  40 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence '10  chains west, thence 40 chains to point of commencement, near the junction of Fennell and  Four Mile crocks, Slocan district.  THOS. A URIEL.  Dated April l-f, 1897.  ap22-ju22  NOTICE.  iCTOTICE is hereby given that 6) days from date  i\ we will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Work's for the privilege of "taking 500  inches of of water from Cory creek to be Used for  irrigating and other purposes. Allen !s creek runs  through Allen & Cory's pn-emption,vnear Ten  Mile creek on Slocan lake.  FALLEN & CORY.  Dated April 21.'18:-7 ,  apr22-ju22  No. 387.  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION <>F  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  im Companies' Act," Part IV., and amending Acts  'The'Arlington Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company ������ (Foreign;.  I  Registered the 3rd day of March, 1897.  HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this dav  registered "The Arlington Consolidated Milling and Smelting Company" (Foreign) under.tlie  "Companies' Act," Part IV!,"Registration of Foreign Companies," and aiueuding Acts.  The head office of the said Company is situated  at the City of Spokane, in the State of Wa.��hing-  ton, U.S. A.  The objects for which the Company is established  are:���To work,, operate, buy sell:,.-tense, locate,  acquire, procure, hold and deal in mines, metals  and mineral claims of every kind and description  within the United States of America and the Province of British Columbia, Canada; to carry on  and conduct a general mining, smelting a lid reduction business; to .purchase,, acquire, hold,  erect and operate electric 'and power plants for  the purpose of mining and treating ores, and for  the purpose of furnishing lights and creating  power for all purposes.;-to.bond, buy, lease, locate  and hold ditches, flumes and water rights; to  conduct, lease, buy,sell, build or operate railroads,  ferries, tramways and other ways of transportation,, for transporting-."'ores,-., mining- and other  materials: to own bond, buy, sell.Tease, and  locate timber and timber claims, and .finally to do  everything consistent, proper, convenient and  requisite for the carrying on of the objects and  purposes aforesaid in their fullest and broadest  sense, within the .territory aforesaid^  The capital stock-of the said Company is one  million dollars, divided into one million snares of  the par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of office nt  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 3rd  day of March, 1897.  [b.s.f S.   Y,  WOOTTON,  ,       Registrar of Joint Slock Companies  "APPLICATION  FOR   LIQUOR  LICENSE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given .that thirty days after  ii date the undersigned will apply to the  Stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay for  a license to sell liquor by retail at his hotel,  near Aylwin, on Ten Mile creek, Slocan Dis'  trict.  PAT STRATFORD.  May 20,1897.    . my20-je20  NOTICE is hereby given that at the expiration  of one month ."from the date of the first publi  cation hereof, the undersigned "will apply to the  stipendiary magistrate for, the district of West  Kootenay for a license to sell liquor by retail at his  hotel on Ruth street in the town of Sandon, B. C,  said hotel to.be known as,the Windsor, and situate on .a portion of-Lots 1, 2, 3,4, Block 7, Sandon  Townsite.7 .. . y . .  Dated at Sandon, B. C,  May 4th. 1897.  EDWARD GOLD'.  ml jul  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that a special meeting  -^' of the shareholders of the Alamo Mining Company, Limited Liability, will be held at the office  of the Coiupany,cat Three Forks, B. C, on Monday the 21st day of June, 1897, at 10:30 o'clock,  a. m., for the purpose of considering the expediency of selling the whole or such portion of the  assets of the Company as may be agreed upon at  such ^meeting, and if agreed upon, passing resolutions authorizing any such proposed sale to be  carried into effect, and for such other business as  may be properly brought before the meeting.J  Frank Cox, Secretary.  New Denver, B.C., May 27th, 1897.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that a special meeting  -^ of the Shareholders of the Slocan Tramway  Company, will be held at the office of the Company, at Three Forks. B.C., on Monday the 21st  day of June, 1897, at 12 o'clock, in., for the  purposeofconsideringt.be expediency of selling the whole or such portion of the assets nf  the Company as may be agreed upon at such  meeting, and if agreed upon, passing resolutions authorizing any such proposed sale to  bo carried into effect, and for such other business as may be properly brought before the  .meeting.  FRANK   COX.  Secretary.  Three Forks. B.C.  May 17th. 1997.  NOTiCE.  "VTOTICE. is hereby given that a special inert-  ���l*"ihg of the Stockholders of the Minnesota  Silver Company, Limited, will be held at the  Concentrator, near Three Forks, British Columbia, on the 21st. day of June, 1897, at 11  o'clock, a.m., for the purpose of considering  and acting upon a proposition to sell or grunt  an option upon the Elgin and Ivenhoemineral  claims upon terms uud conditions to be stated  at the meeting.-  T:-J.- AUSTEN.  Seetei a ry.  Mav 20. 1S97. THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  * .75.1  1.25 j  2.00  5.00  Published every Thursday.  ft.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AND  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Three '-'months- ���   Six :1   Twelve "  ���   THREE YEAR   ransient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  THURSDAY, MAY 27,  1897.  It looks as though the  building of  the Crow's Nest Railway would not  commence until next year.  The tinhorn gambler is abundantly  visible in the Slocan. This is one  sign of prosperity, as this class of  petty larcenists is never found in a  hard luck town.  Our attention has been drawn to  one or two Slocan companies whose  prospectuses are not what they should  be. We will investigate the matter  as soon as possible and enlighten our  readers upon the subject. 7  The man who sets the woods on  fire has commenced operations in the  Slocan. From now on for three  months the mountains and gulches  of this famous country will be 'a lurid  picture of the fire fools' work.  Printers are wariieU.to keep away  from the SlocaiL If they don't God  must help them, for we have resigned,  as it is impossible to conduct a live  paper and a relief association for old  prints" at one and the same time.  men of the hills, and many a good  word we have heard spoken of him.  He was familiar with ��� the formation  and did not stand a/oof from them as  though he was-the only man in the  camp holding a crown grant to a cla im  beyond the skies.  As an instance of Turner's tact we  would remark that in Donald, years  ago. when it was a dead hard town,  he came up to a crowd of young men,  one Sunday morning, who were  amusing themselves jumping. Turner gets in and takes a few jumps  with the boys, and then invited them  all to church that evening. The  crowd turned up that night and listened intently to the services. As the  plate came around one of the crowd  said, as he shot a five dollar note into  it, ' 'I have had five dollars worth of  this and I don't begrudge the ante.  This parson is all right, and can  catch my audience any time:"  Thus it was that this veteran  preacher won the boys' attention if  not their souls, arid left a name behind him that will ever be remembered by many a trail blazer.  SPRING  SPECIALTY  J��  E. PALMER, G.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND  and MINE SURVEYOR.  RO. Box 214.  Sandon, B.C  is'everything., in: the line  of Restaurant and Bar  Silverware. We handle  only the celebrated  GWILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill) ':  Mining Engineers  & Analy-Chemists.  Slocaii City,       .- ���   -      -    ���-'���-.     -       B C  ZJL.  driscoll, c. e.,  t(  The large influx of people from the  east must cause the price of goods  and the scale of wages to go  lo iver than has been the rule in Kootenay during the past. This is inevitable. Men must have work and merchants must sell goods, and as a  consequence prices will gradually  slide towards the standard east of the  Rockies.  WESTERN PARSONS,  Saving souls is an occupation that  thousands of parsons are. actively engaged in throughout the world. In  order to be successful it requires a  powerful mind and a manner of saying words that will cause sin cursed  humanity to abandon the wagon road  leading to hell, and follow the trail  that Jesus blazed in the early days.  In the west it h harder to convert  people than it is in the east, yet,  judging by the class of sky pilots  sent out here, the officers of the gospel companies do not think so. They  will send some young student, ignorant of the world and men into the  mining camps of the west to canvass  for souls, when the field requires the  most learned and brilliant parsons on  earth. We have often felt sorry tor  the young theologians, and would  advise them to take some lessons from  the Rev. Mr. Turner, a pioneer  preacher of the west. Turner had a  way about him that pleased the rough  The Alien Amendment.  To the Editor of The Ledge:  I wish to reply to that letter of Mr. Kerr's  in your last issue. Mr. K. may be a very intelligent man, but he fails to show it in his writings In the first place he informs us it was a  matter of life and death to get the alien bill  stopped, that the passing of it^would have  been worse than the burning down of all the'  buildings in the West Kootenay: then he  states that the passing of it would have done  but little mischief, as the G-evernor-G-eneral  would have disallowed it too crnicl'ly. Mr. K.  is evidently not a good. Constitutional lawyer  or he would know that the Lieutenaiit-G-ov-  ernor has the first option (as we say in mining  camps) on such bills. Had he passed it, it  would have followed precedent and been  fought out in the different courts of law until  it reached the Privy Council. The federal  government got sov roughly handled in their  last attempt to interfere |with provincial affairs that they are likely to be cautious.  Is Mr. K. a hot-headed anarchist that he believes it would do little mischief to burn down  all the buildings in West Kootenay ?   That is  his line of argument.     He admits there  is  nothing in the Canadian Constitution to prevent this la ^ taking its full effect, then why  this" rant about its" being disallowed ?   This  matter   of  retaliation   has   been    discussed  throughout Canadian  newspapers for  some  years,  and has   always   been  a  recognized  principle of international law.    Mr. K, again  gives   himself   away    by  stating  that   they  sought to. rush it through during the last few  days of the session, and yet he was able to sec  that editor |from the Coast.   He must have  seen the editor in spirit, as we know no one  could get here so quickly.   I understand there  is a rule among the disciples of B.lackst.one  that when arguing against a just cause they  should beat around the bush and try to make  gall take the place of argument.    Mr. K.'s letter -shows him to be a strong believer in that.  I have heard but two arguments used against  an alien act in Canada.    The one is that it  would be un-British, the other���that a made  subject is not as good as a naturalized one.  In regard to the first, I would ask how Great  Britain has obtained her'many, possessions ?  Has it not been  through this law of retaliation ? -. Strike Johnny Bull in the lace and see  whether or not he will resent it.   I claim that  this bill us amended   by Graham is British  through and through, and I believe Mr. Hume  made the greatest political mistake of his life  when he voted against it.   In regard to the  second, I consider a made subject may be as  good as any other.   If a man has no principle  he is of little use as a .subject of any country;  if he has principle and takes an oath of allegiance, he will respect that oath and be as good  a subject of that country as he was to his native one.   If, instead of insulting the successful Americans by   saying they   would make  poor subjects, we were to let them know that  we consider them a credit to us, most of them  would become subjects, as it must be interesting to anyone to have a say in the making of  the laws which govern his own property.  Yours truly,  J. luwix.  New Denver. B. C, May 22, '07.  Knives, Forks, Spoons,  Ladles, Bar Spoons,  Lemon, Knives, etc  Special rates On all  such orders. See our  latest and most artistic  designs of jewelry.  'BOURNE     '  BROS.,  DE/ LERS IN  GENERAL  M F ROHAN D IS E,  MINERS'  SUPPLIES,  DOORS,SASH,  OATS,  BRAN,      TC.  ���Sv''NEW:bENVERv;;.  F.LOCASTO,  New Denver.  TOBACCONIST.  NEWSDEALER,  and STATIONER,  Imported .and- Domestic Cigars, To-  baccoes, Fruits and Confectionery.  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence solicited.  QM. WOOD WORTH, AL A., LL.B.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER, Etc.y  c MINES and REAL ESTATE  Slocan City, B.C..  T.  TWIGG,  H.  Provincial Land Surveyor.  New Denver, B G  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  M.  W, BRTJNER,-M. D  ian  Sandon, B.C  eon.  Calls from a distance promptly at-  ended to.  t)  R. AS. MARSHAL,[5.  Dentist  Kaslo, B G *���',.  7r7  - Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago ." * ''"''-.'���'.  T.  ABRIEL  NAKUSP,  B.C.  REAL ESTATE,  MINES and INSURANCE,  Having lilaced some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Eeduced Prices  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek.  Tlifi Prosjtfors' Assay OH  Brandon, B.C,  LIST:  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  HALTON CHIEF MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District, British Columbia.  Where located? On the 0. K. Creek, a  tributary of.the north fork of Carpenter  Creek, and about five miles northeast.of  Three Forks:  TAKE NOTICE, that I, M. J Meeker, acting  as agent for E. S. Graham, free miner, cer-  tificate No. 8048), intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant for the above  claim.  And, further take notice, that action under  Section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of said certificate of improvements.  M. J. MEEKRR.  Dnt.'d this, -.'-.'nd day of May, 1S5'7, j.V-'T  PRICE_  Rough Lumber, narroAV,  " wide,  Joist and Scantling, sized up to ���  18 feet long,  8'to 24 '  24 'to 30 '  Flooring, T&G,0 "  ' < ���'    ' 4 "  V jcint Ceiling, J  " Rustic,  Shiplap,  Surfaced Dressed,  A libera  $11  $10 oo  00 to  12  11 ..  12 ..  13 ..  20 ..  22 ..  22 ..  19 ..  14 ..  13 ..  discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENELLE St. Co  H  OWARD  WEST,  Assoc. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   and reported on - for  in  tending purchasers.  Assay Price List:  Gold, Silver, or Lead, each  $1.50  Gold, Silver and Lead, combined......... 3 00  Gold and Silver  2 00  Silver and Lead.  .. 2 00  Copper (by Electrolysis).......:....,  2 00  Gold, Silver, Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  2 SO  Silver and Copper.  2 50  Gold. Silver and Copper   3 00  Platinum.  ;  5 00  Mercury  2 00  Iron or Manganese.  2 00  Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each.  2 00  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  . 4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)  4 0  Terms: '.Cash With Sample.  June 20th. 1��95. .       '  DICK,  Assayer and Anal,st  ROWLEY  &co.,  Manufacturers  and Importers of  Assay office and Chemical  New Denver. BO,  La bora tor v\ Bclle-  vue ave  FURNITURE  Fine upholstering- a Specialty.   Undertaking1 and Embalming'.  Opp, Slocan Hospital, New Denyer. Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  J3  A SUCCESSFUL CELEBRATION.  Tlie Citizens of Slocan City Make a Good  impression With Visiting' Hundreds.  The celebration of the 24th of May at Slocan  City was a success In every particular. Not  that everything was carried out with that  promptitude and briskness that is necessary  to get through, on schedule time, but the  good-natured manner in which eve very thing  was done and the sports participated in, made  the day a very enjoyable one. Slocan City's  sports fell very. far . short of winning in the  football, baseball and lacrosse games, but they  played hard and took defeat with good grace.  Her citizens made every effort to make the  day an enjoyable one for each and all present,  but they had not counted on such a crowd and  were unprepared for the emergency.  The new lake boat took fully 700 people from  Nakusp, Sandon, Denver and way points.   A  s'pecial train was run from Sandon  and Nakusp to connect with the boat at Rbseberry,  leaving there at 8:45 and arriving at Slocan,  City shortly after noon.    New Denver's representation numbered over 300, and 50 or 60 were  taken on at Silverton to represent that lively  little burg, while Ten Mile sent a goodly num-  her to participate. , The trip down the lake,  aboard so staunch a craft as the new boat.  ..was a treat to all and especially appreciable  to the old citizen who has spent many years  in the Slocan, undergoing all the trials and  hardships of pioneer days. , Some were  on  board who had done shipping on the lake with  the ancient ibateau *  then in 1892 they had  ��� witnessed the launching of the W: Hunter,  and later the importation of the little Denver  and smaller crafts.   It was a.matter of satisfaction arid'pride to them to realize that in so  few years they had seen the country of their  ��� choice advance from the bateau age to the  present, when traffic has so increased as to  warrant the floating of this boat���one of the  swiftest on the Kootenay lakes.  t. When the boat landed at Slocan City and  the hundreds were turned loose on the streets  the crowd was enormous, and a very metropolitan appearing one, too.   A mad ru'sh was  made for the hotels and restaurants, and soon  every eating house -was overcrowded and many  were forced to wait till late in the afternoon  to get anything to eat.   The appearance of the  little city in holiday attire was most pleasing,  the effect of the flags and bunting flying from  every building with the thick forest around  and the high mountains towering on all sides  was novel and striking.  Along program of sports had been prepared  ���-.hut owing to the late hour of beginning only  the football and baseball go mas were played,  when the time for starting homeward arrived  and the great bulk of visitors had to leave.  The ball games were one-sided affairs, the  Slocan boys being unable to do anything with  Denver's football team or with Sandon's baseball players. The football game was stopped  when they had five minutes more to play owing to the bursting of the ball. The score  stood two to one in favor of Denver. In the  baseball game the Slocan players fell down  completely, throwing up the sponge in the'  secondinning with the fellows from Sandon  running around the bases too fast to be  counted. The laciose game was in full swing  and the horse and foot .racing going on when  the boat pulled out;  Eh route homeward the band furnished  dance, music on the scow, and a few took advantage of the opportunity. It was a merry  crowd aboard, and all were free-in expressing  themselves as much pleased with the trip.  The handling of the crowd on the boat by the  officers was excellent. There was ho crowding  or boistrous conduct and no delay at any point  on the trip.  To the New Denver brass land is due a great  deal of the credit for the success of the day:  It was most liberal in furnishing music on the  boat and at Slocan City, and ^received many  words of praise during the day. The cheer  given it after returning home, while probably  not as lusty as that given the boat in the  morning, expressed in a feeble measure the  thanks and praise of the whole people of Denver and the Slocan lake.  (two ounces) and mix it with the rest. Then pour  the whole of it into the crucible, cover it with salt  /inch in depth, and place the crucible in a good  fire so that it can get white hot. Let the contents  melt into a liquid and then take the crucible out  and gently tap it on something to shake the lead,  etc., down to the bottom. Then let it cool and  break the crucible. At the bottom will be found  a piece of lead about thesize of a coat button and  of the same shape. Take this out and pound it  up into a cube or little square block, so as to get  all the sand and other stuff out of it. Then take  a clean crucible and place it in the hole in the tire  that the other one was taken out of. Place the  cube of lead in a cupel; and lower it into the  crucible with a thin���-strip of paper. Let it get  quite hot or until it begins to fume or give off "a  little white smoke, and let it keep doing this for  about an hour. It will gradually a 11 grow smaller  until there is only a very small bead of it left  which won't pass off. Take a small piece of  silver (a shaving off a five-cent piece will do),  and drop this on this bead and let them melt  together; take out the crucible, and let it get cold.  Then take out the bead very carefully and lay it  on a piece of flat iron', -and press a hammer down,  on it till it is fiat. Place in in a small vial, or  bottle, or a tea cup. and pour a little nitric acid on  it and heat it a very little. If there is only silver  present it will all melt up in the acid, but if there  is gold, there will remain a small black flake,  which will reveal its true character by rubbing it  with a knife.  This is all that a prospector requires to know, as  if a mine shows gold at all it is worth something  to the man who finds it. Any mine that shows  gold under this will run over four dollars a ton,  and any mine showing this amount will pay to  work it. Assays running over $15 per ton are not  average assays, and not to be depended on. The  prospector need not expect to find the gold sticking on in lumps; it does not occur in that form  very often. Liquid tests, as a rule, can only be  made by expert chemists.  If the ore contains a small amount of arsenic, it  cannot be tested by this method, as the arsenic  would carry all the gold off with |it *'n t ie form tf  vapor. The arsenic can be detected by heating  the ore, when the arsenic is. given off. and can  be recognized by its smell, which resembles garlic. All ores containing a large amount'of  pyrites will have to be roasted before assaying.  Orjs containing arsenic can only be tested by an  expert analyst, as I have myself seen ores which  went as high as fifteen dollars in gold show  nothing when tested by assay, so when an arsenical ore is met with, if it does not showigold bylthis  process it should be analyzed. Gold when found  in a free state is only in very tsmall white yellow  ?rains, hardly visible under a magnifying glass.  f the capping rock of a mine shows a large  amount of iron orrusfc,it must have a little sand  mixed with it to form a good slag. Other little  points the "assayer will find out as he goes  along. -.'���'.������/������' -7 ������������-���  ONE OF EACH.  Nails, Ore Sacks, Coal, Hardware, Canned Goods,  Iron and Steel, Hay, Green Vegetables, Oats,  Groceries, besides tlie many smaller.lotsjcbming in  daily.    We invite, you all.   Low prices for cash.  THREE FORKS      WM"   HUNTER & CO.,      SILVERTON  ed��!!* SANDON  -���Piiis   bTew  tto\xsef-  With the did name, is well equipped to accomodate a large number of Guests.   The building its  plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan, while iii tlie  Dining Rooi*n, can be found the best food in the mark(it.  Robert oxjisrjsriisro  F,x��o*p*t?i��tox��  The Glif ton House,  ANY   ONE   CAN   ASSAY.  BY ALKX. KOY.  [The following easy method of making a test  for gold is the cheapest and most convenient of  which we know. The instructions must be followed with precision, and to attain good results, a  certain dexterity in handling the materials is  necessary: but this may be attained by practice  Ed.]  materials.  The actual requirements for finding out if an  ore carries gold, are:���  A good hammer.  A few crucibles.  A few cupels.  5 cents worth of litharge.  5    ' "      washing soda,  o  "       ��� ���"      cream of tartar.      ->  5   ' "      nitric acid.  A small quantity of salt.  This amount will make half-a-dozen assays,  and the materials can all be carried in a small  grip. Cupels are made of bone ash powdered up  as tine as flour. This can be bought for about  twenty cents a p u id, and one pound will make  about forty, ana can be carried ma small pepperbox, packed inside with paper to prevent their  being broken. Litharge can be got at anv village  drugstore. Cream of tartar or washing soda can  both be found in any farmhouse, as also salt.  The usual method of prospecting is to arrange  board for a week at a farm house, except in uninhabited districts where camping is necessary,  and prospect around a day's walk in different  directions, then go On to the next place. Gold  can be looked for to advantage in the neighborhood of any reported discoveries. The writer has  made assays or gold ore from almost every county  in Ontario north and east of Lake Simcoe and  Peterborough, all of which showed, more or less  gold.  PROCESS.  Pound up the ore to powder and mix it up well,  then shuke it so as to make any heavy gold fall  to the bottom, then take one tablespconful (one  ounce), and lay it on a piece of paper, then take a  tablespoonful of washing soda, (one ounce) and  mix it with the ore, then a teaspoonful of cream  of tartar (i or �� ounce) and mix it in with the  other two, and add   a  teaspoonful  of litharge  Slbcah  The richest mineral section  of the wonderful Kootenay  Has over 50  flines.  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dming Room is provided with everything in the market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckley;. Prop  VICTORIA,   B.C.  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON", B. C.  LONDON,   ENG.  I make a specialty of meritorious  SLOCAN      properties     for  mining companies forming.  Wet ore claims  from $1,000 up .'.-.���.  GEO. H. SUCKLING,  Silverton, B,;C.  A large stock of all sized bags always on hand in Nelson  The  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Is a new house, with new furniture and everything comfortable  for the taaveling public. The bar has the best goods in the  market. ANGRIGNON BROS., Proprietors.  Vancouver Sash & Door Co.,  Amalgamated with Genelle & Co.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  An office of the Slocan Hospital has  been opened at Sandon under the  medical superintendence of DR.  P. H. POWERS. Subscribers on presentation of their orders or tickets at  the Sandon office will receive medical  or surgical treatment and the necessary medicines tree of charge.  All serious cases will be admitted  to the Hospital for treatment.  Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their payroll, can  secure all the privilege s of theabove.  For further information apply to���  f J. E. Brouse, M.D.,  New Denyer, B.C.  Prepared to furnish '*  Rough and Coast Dressed Lumber,  Sash & Doors, Moulding, Finishings, Etc.  Office, Warehouse and Yard:   NAKUSP.  Nakusp, B.C.  J. B. McGHIE, Local manager  Nelson. B. C.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings alwavs on hand,  <7V? v  nn  its.  new stock of  ���Gents''Furnishings,  Special lines in balbreggan. Carpets. 11a  Floor and Table Oilcloth and Linoleum.  Also the latest styles in Dress Goods and  Trimmings; in silks and velvets and  buttons; Sheeting and Pillow Cotton.  Other articles too numerous to mention.  Milhneiy the latest style alwavs on hand  MRS. W. W. .MKRKLV. 6  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  THE   PROSPECTOR.  A, Graphic  Description  'Habits.  of His JAt'e and  You are all familiar with him ; you have all  s <en him as he comes into camp with a faraway look in his eyes and fragments of.fir  boughs and dried huckleberries iii his whisk-  e :��������sockless and happy. You smile at him,  perhaps ridicule him, or worse, pity him; but  did you ever think, you who have studied upon  fie factors that go to make up this mysterious  problem of human life���what part is played  by the bewhiskered man ?  There is about this typical man an individuality that cannot be found among the crowded  masses* of the more civilized sections, where  the genuine plodders are found, who follow  the same tedious old trail, the same dismal  routine of life laid down by their fathers, and  have been followed perhaps by his ancestors  for generations.'-'Let'.us follow the crooked  trail of this old prowler of the hills from the  rime when he first hails from the old farm  down east, young and free, bubbling over with  , s jirits and energy, and with an air about him  �� that marks him as a tenderfoot. He has just  blown out of the home nest. His wings were  a little stronger than his brothers', who chose  to stay in the sunshine of the home and the  fragrance of the orchards.  It has only been a fe^y days since he bade  them good-bjTe. The wholesome words of  advice that his honest old father,, gave him'  s ill ring in his ears, and the doughnuts, the  c iraway-seeded cookies, the needles and  tliread and the variegated patches that his  thoughtful old mother gave him are still in  his grip.  The bonny faceof his sweetheart haunts his  mind, her cabinet photograph is bursting his  inside pocket, and his coat is still damp  where she cried her , farewell on his shoulder.  He intends to make a fortune in a few months  and go back to her. He will write her every  f aw days in his most graphic style, volumes of  interesting matter. - He tells her of the bright  prospects in view, of the wonderful opportunities at hand. He tells her to be true to him  for a few months and he will return to her  1 iden with riches and honor that his own  energies will surely bring him. fPoor lad ! he  means well���but wait.  Let us watch him,, on li is first trip as a gold  hunter. The wilds of nature seem a paradise  to him. for the hills and forests are new  pictures, and what poetic fancieshe may have  are not yet blunted or worn out of him by hardships. His camp equipments consist of a  multitude of unnecessary things, and it takes  him half a season to pack them into the hills,  and the other half to bring them but.  His cooking is something awful, yet he is  particular about flies and bugs, and it would  a itually make him ill should, he boil a mouse  ia his coffee pot, or swallow a handful of ants  iu his tea The old timers watch him with interest. He makes his first "Bahnack." Oh, if  I could coin words that,, were sad enough to  describe it.  With sublime courage he proceeds to eat it.  If he lives, he is all right, for the tenderfoot  who can eat his own cooking and survive, the  trail to fortune is open. He does not get time  to prospect much the first year ; but he has  talked to some old veterans of'49, and in an  amazing short time he knows all.about the  business. To hear him talk "formation" you  would imagine that he was present at the  creation of' the world, and to hear him go  over a lingo of ponderous geological words  that he has committed from his little four-bit  ������Prospectors Gruide," would actually make  an old prospector sick. But he is initiated.  He has taken the first degree. He has played  the first card in the greatest game of life. The  wheel spins 'round. So far he has drawn a  blank, but he writes to his sweetheart to wait  for him another year. Her letters still come,  but not regularly as at first. They are crowded with affectionate epithet*, to be sure (more  perhaps than he would like to have his partner  see), but they seem more studied and less  genuine than at first.  Another year he goes out with the snow and  returns with it, with but little to show but a  luxurious growth of beard and a few choice  specimens of "���float" that he found "just where  his grubstake played out.'.'    He is sure he can  find the ledge the coming season. "The snow  comes and goes.    The rivers fill and empty.  Again Jack  Frost,   that  breezy  advertising  agent of winter, hangs his yellow posters on  the birch   and   tamarack.     Our prospector  conies in again to "hole up"  like a bear, in  his winter   cabin.     He has drawn   another  blank. His wagers against the game are heavy.  Tne passion has enslaved him.   He will prowl  away his life in the hills or strike it.    He may  have a few prospects by this time.   Fine indications !    All he needs to do is to blow off the  capping and the mountain will be full of the  richest  ore.    His means ^are meagre,'but he  lias picked  up a  great many tricks.    He has  learned that a ni'ountaineer who would starve  with a gun, a frying pan and a fish line, would  deserve the ridicule of his comrades.   He has  learned to play jokes on his stomach���promises  it pie and slips in a "hannuck" or a Wiapjack."  lie must work this prospect if he has to go on  half rations.     So be   ha-mm ers away   a few  years of his life in a damp tunnel.   He crosses  i lie .contact and  runs under the   croppings.  If he is wise enough lie  will get discouraged,  pack  his ca'yuse and leave.     But  there  are  some characters who will keep driving away,  feeling sure that the next shot will expose tile  long looked-for treasure.    He will have to go  matism in his limbs and the demon dyspepsia-  has taken up its ..abode, within him. He imagines he is getting queer, and perhaps he is.  He knows he is "cranky." He wonders sometimes if he is not getting ''sour dough" on his  brain as well as on his overalls. ,.  He can't get along with a partner any more,  and sometimes it is all he can do to get along  with himself, so he goes out alone with dog  andeayu-e. He has his peculiar old... maidish  ���ways of doing .thing", and it worries him to  have any one upset his little petty methods.  He begins to- hold interesting conversations  with himself, arid grows to think that he  wants no better company Sometimes by the  cai-70 fire, when in a retrospective mood, he  reviews the past. How long it seems since he  left the old home! '      ���  He has not heard from his relations for years  and his sweetheart's letters have ceased to  come long ago. He has surely played the  game recklessly. There does not seem to be  much left for him. Of course, he has that old  faded photograph, but it is broken and defaced, and then there is an old soiled envelope  that contains a tangled lock of hair and a few  broken flowers. He imagines that she is still  true to him. He must "strike it" and return  to his old life. So he climbs on with renewed  energy. Sometimes he catches a glimpse of  the gilded wings of fortune as she beckons him  from some distant peak, and he struggles upward to find, like the end of the rainbow, it is  still in advance. When he comes in there is  little diversion for him but the society Of the  bar room.  Here, by administering -a few doees of the  prospector's elixir, he can bring back his  youth. ��� ���' '���   .- "7  ���:"  , But "everything comes to him who waits."  He "strikes it/' at last. He has stumbled onto  it by accident. It is cropping before him in  all its magnificence His practiced eye tells  him that'it-is a fortune.  He is not excited. He takes it coolly. He  has been so well trained in taking things as  they come. He may even be careless in "staking" it properly. He goes out and proceeds  to get drunk and spread the news. He sells  out for a handsome sum. He runs over the  census and calls the township lip to the bar.  He buys the most stylish clothes4hat he knows  anything about. The tall silk hat that crowns  his wrinkled visage would hardly pass under  the boughs that hung over his old trails, and  his cayuse would be frightened into a stampede should he catch a glimpse of his generous  expanse of snowy, linen. He alienates the affections of his faithful dog by taking a Turkish bath, He squares himself with his old  companions as a good fellow, and buys a  palace car ticket to his, old home. He anticipates a great ovation in his honor. He thinks  of the happy smile with which his sweetheart  will greet him.  "'  When he arrives at the depot of his old town  he is surprised that the. mayor is not there to  meet him.   He wonders' what has become of  the old brass band that used to bellow out  "Marching Through  Georgia"   every Fourth  of July.   As no one meets him he starts afoot  to find the old farm.   But  what a change !  He gets tangled in the suburbs of the town,  find the lanes and cross lanes are problems  difficult to. solve.   He. finds ^hat he thinks is  the old trail.   He looks for the old blazes," but  they are gone.   When he finds the old homestead his brothers seem glad to meet him, but  they hardly, take time to talk with him.   They  have hardly missed a day of hard work since  he left.   They have hoarded the pennies till  they have collected a few dollars.    His father  and mother have long since taken up their  abode in "the little quiet village on the hill."  He calls on his old sweetheart.    She has been  married m any years.    She has gTown fat and  plain.   Her reception of him is anything but  nattering.     She   surveys   him critically and  curiously, and perhaps wonders how much he  paid for the store clothes he -is wearing.  He is satisfied. He takes the shortest trail  back to his old campj leaving the proverbial  fatted calf still feeding at the manger. His  wealth is a burden to him and he proceeds to  dispose of it.  Afterhiring a theater for a few nights and  trying to break up a brewery or two, we see  him once more taking the trail with a smile  and a grubstake.  This man's trail through life may have been  a crooked and tiresome one, and his unburied-  hones'may lie at the end of it, but he cut it  himself. What has he done for the world?  What may have come to him of fortune was  one of nature's hidden treasures.  It was not stolen nor wrung from the toil of  others. He has added to the wealth of the  world. He.was.the scout of progress���a solitary sentinel at the outposts of civilization.  Cities will spring up where his campfire once  smouldered. Steambotits will plow up the  streams where he once poled his rude dugout,  and great railroads follow his "blazes."  In the great play of life,.where courage, fortitude and honest endeavor are the parts  most to be commended, can you not say that  this man has played his part, and played it  well ? AVILL A. RAYMOND.  BANK OF  Established in 183(5. .  ..-  fXCOKPORATEIt IJY ROYAL CHAKTKl*   IN71810  INTERNATIONAL     NAVIGATION  & TRADING CO:,  LTD.  laiAirta  Paid-up Capital  Reserve Fund ...  Lonbox .Ofkick��� 3 Clements  St., E.C.  .. *4,8C6,666  .      1.338,333  Lane,  Lombard  COURT  J. H. Brodie  John JainesCxter  Gaspard Farrer   ���  Henry R. Farrer  Richard H. Glyn  Secretary  OF   DIRECTORS.  E. A. Hoare  H. J.B. Kendallj  J. J. Kingsford  Frederic Lubbock  , Goo. D. Whatman  A. G. Wallis.  H.  SriKKMAN,  J.  er  London  Brantford  Paris  Hamilton  Toronto  Frederieton,N.B.  Hkad Offick in Canada���St. James St.,  7 Montreal,  .-,'���- General Maua  Elmsi;y, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA.  Kingston Halifax N, S.  Ottawa Rossiand, B.C.  Montreal, Sandon, B C  Quebec Victoria, B.C.  St-John, N.B. Vancouver; B.C,  Winnipeg/Man. Brandon, Man.  Kaslo, B C, Trail, B C  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. ETC.  New York���52 Wall Street���W. Lawson & J. C.  Welsh.  Sau Francisco--124 Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  Michael and J. R. Ambrose.       .   ~  London Bankers���The Bank of England Messrs  Glyn & Co.  V Foreign . Agents���Liverpool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank of Scotland  Limited,-'and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bank of Ireland, Ltd., and branches, Naticna  Bank. Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bankf of Australia, Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bank of Australia, Ltd. India. China and Ja] a j  ���Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. A."Jra Bank  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. * Paris  Messrs. Mareuard, Krauss'et Cjje.   Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais.  GEORGE KYDD, Manager  ,'".-    Sandon," BC  First Bank Established in the. Slocan  On KOct -nav Lake and R ver.  Time Card in Effect May 16th, 1897!   Dailv  Except Sunday. Subject to Change without notic;  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passenget trains of tlie'N. & F.S.R.R. to and from  Northport, Rossiand and Spokane.  Through   tickets sold at Lowest Rates and  Baggage checked to all United States Points.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson and way points. f>:30 -a.nv  Ar. Northport 12:15 p.m.; Rossiand 3:40 p.  m.; Spokane, 6 p.m.  Lv. Nelson fpr Kaslo and way points, 5 p.m.  Lv. Spokane 8 a.m.; Rossiand, 10:20 a.m.;  Northport, 1:50 a.m.  NEW SERVICE ON KOOTENAY LAKE  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, etc, Tues., Wed., Thurs.:,  Fri., Sat.; 9:30 a.m.   Ar. Kaslo, 12:30, p.m. '  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon., Tues., Wed.,  Thurs., Fri.; 5 p.m.   Ar. Nelson, .9 p.m.  BONNER'S FERRY AND KOOTENAY RIVER  SERVICE.   ,*  Lv. Kaslo, Sat., 11 p.m.; Ar. Boundary, Sun.'  7 a.m.; Ax. Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 11.30 a.m-  Lv. Bonner's Ferry, Sun., 1 p.m.; Ar. Boundary, Sun., 5p.m.; Ar. Kaslo, Sun.. 10 p.m.  Close connecton at' Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7.40 a.m.,  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7 p.m.  GEORGE   ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr  Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Kaslo. B'C, May. 15,1897  Baitof Britisl  k  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1832.  Capital (with power to increase)........ %2,920;000  Reserve...... .'. ��� .  4m,cm  Head Office  fiO Lomlvc'rd Street, London', Eng.  BRANCHES I  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver, New  Westminister ,Nanaimo,Kamlot)])S,NELSON,  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan District).  In the,United States:���San Francisco and Portland. '  Agents and Correspondents:  CANADA :���Canadian Bank of Commorce  Merchants' Bank of Canada; the Molsons Bank  Imperial Bank of Canada and Bank oj Nova  Scotia. UNITED 7STaTES:���Canadian. Bank  of Commerce (Agency), New York; Bank of  Nova Scotia, Chicago. The London and San  Nrancisco Bank, Ltd., Tacoma. The Puget  Sound National Bank. S.-att'e. The Exchange  National Bank, Spokane. AUSTRALIA AND  NEW ZEALAND:���Bank of Australasia.  HONOLULU :   Bishop & Co,  LiooaJ. ^ELXieLgei**.      :  s ��3a,:n.clorL Branch  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail -.*oute without change  fears between Nelson and Rossiand  nd Spokane and. Rossiand.  Only Route to Trail Greek  and Mineral District of the y  Golville Reservation, Kelson, Kaslo,  Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily,  (s Leave.  8:50 a.m.  10:30 "  8:00 a.m.  Except Sunday".  ARRIVE  5:35 p,  3:40  NELSON '  ROSSLAND  SPOKANE  ,m.  6:00 p.m.  I,  IFE   INSURANCE.  The Ontario Mutual of Waterloo, Ont.,  offers a popular policy at moderate rates.  Protection for your family.  Provision for your own old age  And a profitable investment. -  The Ontario Mutual Life���27th year.  Asset* ��3,404,9. '8.    Full information hy application to  W. D. MITCHELL, Agent,    New Denver, B.C.  Ladies g"o_to Miss Cameron fordress-  ranteed.     At F.  making.    Work gua  PymaiVs, Sixth St.  When  in  Manor House.  Vancouver  stop nt the  lie  roc.  wi,  k in  ������oil", shift''   for good  some time and  leave a. solitary  tunnel   with   country  its face as a pathetic monument.  But we  will  imagine  that our hero, if we  may call him such, was  wise, enough   to  quit  altera few years and starts out once more for  the hills, where, perhaps, there  is new excitement; where every one is striking it rich.    He  will get in  on   the  '-ground  floor'   this time.  When   lie  arrives at the  new  camp lie finds  that tlie "good   tilings"'   are  all  staked, so he  prowls around the edges till the winter drives  tiini in again.    He hegins to feel  a  little  old.  He is playing the game heavy.    He has staked  ahout all he lias hut his life and he has risked  thar many times.     He feels   a   rwiiigc��d' rheit-  The  F  ORNISH ED ROOMS  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo aria  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily. - ���  ~~~      -:THE>  McGuigan House.  MCGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in the City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARB & PEICKART.  TO LET..  Bv Dav or Week.  Mrs. A. J. Murphv.  SIXTH STREET.  The new addition to the  LELAND .  i  Shops at   Sandon,   N^ls^n,  Ainsworth and Quartz Creek.  Butcher Co.  Kaslo,  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDonald.'  KASLO CITY,       ~      ���-  The only Practical Watchmaker  nay   District.     Orders "by mail  attention.  in the  "ecei ve  B.C  Koote-  promp  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  -fc*J v_2.  Don't overlook Wilson s Hotel when  vou are in Slocan City. t  Tents of various  T. II. Hoben's.  kinds for sale at  FOR SALE.  I  A GOOD Lot on Main Street in Silveron. A  IA Five-Roomed Honse and'Lot in New  Denver, also Two Lots suitable for gardens.  W. K. BRANDON.  Brandon. B.C. Fourth Vear.  THE    LEDGE.  A   SIGNIFICANT   PARALLEL.  The fact that prices of stocks in Cripple Greek  are steadily going down, while the mines in the  aggregate are doing well, and the camp is producing heavily/suggests a situation that may  find its parallel in our own mining territory before long, if the present floating of companies by  the hundred be not shortly put an end to. In  British Columbia, as in Cripple Creek, the speculator and sharper are very much in evidence,  and. in both places boomers have sought to place  fictitious values upon every square foot of ground-  for niiles around. Iii the case of Cripple Creek  retribution lias already overtaken the boomsters,  and the slowprocess bi weeding out the worthless  enterprises and reducing prices to thetr proper  level is now in full swing. In Rossiand it is only  just commencing. But the. indications are that  by the close of the present season the true position  ol the Kootenay will be thoroughly known, and  the era of inflated prices and sbarvbubble companies " will be over as completely as it is in  Cripple Creek. ">...'  In both localities the mining boom has been too  closely identified wilh the stock exchanges. In  Cripple Creek be' ore t he serious work of min i ng h a d  l.een started fairly the stock exchanges were in  "full blast. This was the period when the production of companies and shares by far exceeded the  gold yield of the camp. A mining prospect was  used more as a. basis for the promotion ot a s^ock  company with a million snares than V possible  producer of ore, and the directors of the companies  knew more aboiit selling shares to a gullible public than they did about managing a mine. The  stock business matured while the camp was in its  infancy, but after a time the mines outgrew1 the  speculators and the directors were unable to  handle the pr -perties which their energies' in  stock selling had created. ^Company after: company ceased to exist, and the "paper" mines were  wiped out by the hundred at a time.  Forturia"tely. there, as- in Rossiand, the big  mines were of sound value and could produce  sufficient so show Ithe firm andj prosperous basis  that underlaid the bojm. * But even in these,  errors in management reduced the output below  what it. might have reached in more capable  hands. Anuin some changes in the management,  from speculative directors to experienced mining  ��� men were^delayed too long, ad the result was  that some really good properties were discredited.  Now, it is not the veins or ore chutes of Cripple  Creek that have either deteriorated or become exhausted. The district is better today than it ever  was before, It is revealing more ore bodies at  the surface; giving better returns from prosneet-  ing, and the discoveries are making more ri i les;  but the big mines���those on which tlie speculative  structure rested���have reached a' stage where  they need serious attention and skillful management. Most of them now need heavy machinery,  and much money must be expended in explorations in new territory for ore chutes; when those  now producing "are exhausted. When the mines  were dry, and tlie ore near the sunaee, the production was one-half profit, but how depth, reveals great quantities of water, while the ore in  the Mrater. levels appears to have leached dut.Cthe  mills returning much lower.values than they did  at the beginning. That the. ore again improves  with greater depth ; has .been .demonstrated ina  number of mines', but the stockholders: who have  enjoyed S0irie:easy won dividends do not care to  hold their stock during the expensive development stages, and they are unloading. The  managers must now take up the serious, problems  of genuine mining against known difficulties.  Local differences excepted, the history of Ross-  land will probably duplicate that' of Cripple  Creek. iThe mines managed by experienced men  will continue to make good returns, while those  which are exploited for stock* jobbing purposes  will fadevo.ut.pf existence. When once the bloom  is off the rich chutes of ore, mining in both places  will develop into a business requiring trained  engineering skill and great executive ability,  besides an amount of capital greater than stock  speculators can furnish. The bulk of the ores of  both localities are of low grade which only the  chlorination and cyanide processes can handle  properly, and hence they will require especially  skillful and economical management if they are  to return dividends to their owners. But this  does not involve any loss of confidence in the  resources of these great mining districts. A goodly number of the smaller mines are developing  into profit-paying enterprises, are developing into  profit-paying enterprises, and discoveries of new  veins of a commercial, and not speculative, value  are made with a frequency that indicates that  both will be profitable fields for many vears to  come.���Trade Review, a .  tact, aud his brother's coat. The grave he dug,  with the rough stone that he afterward nut at its  head, is upon the canon yet. It took two years to  vindicate his brother's name, but he did not be  grudge  it.   When it  his native land."  was done, he went  back to  ABOUT   THE   MOSQDITO.  There are four truths respecting the, mosquito  which modern science has established:  First���A mosquito cannot live in air free from  malarial poison. Untainted air has the same effect on him as a healthy community on a doctor.  It deprives him of patients, and he must go to less  favored localities to practice his profession.  Second���The lymph, which flows through an  automatic valve when jt inserts its proboscis, contains a modified germ of the malarial fever, and.  according to the well-settled law of-inoculation,  the introduction of tlie weak germ renders harmless a subsequent attack by the strong term.  Third���The mosquito never swalloAvs human  blood. -'It'Cannot 1' The fact that its body becomes discolored and swells, while probing, is  caused by the discoloration of the lymph in contact with the blood and the muscular effoit of inserting the probe.  Fourth���A mosquito will never insert its lancet  in a person not susm^tible to an attack of malaria.  In this respect its sense is more accurate than the  most skilled and experienced pathologist. This it  also proves not only its unerring instinct but that  it never wounds unnecessarily. Its thrusts are  those of a skilled and humane surgeon, and' even  more unselfish, for hope of a fee never quickens  him, nor does the malediction of his patient deter  him in the fulfillment of his duty.  Remember, then, that the presence Of a mosquito is an infallible sign that malaria is in the  airland that you are exposed to it, and when you  hear that well known but solemn note of warning  do not treat' him as a foe but as a friend.  CANADA'S     TRADE.  Buffalo��� Under the head of "Trade ���������With Canada," the Courier-Record says :  We have been furnishing our Canadian cousins  with about one-half their importations. We have  found them good pay.    Uncle  Sam  needs their  trade quite as badly as doss that opulent shopkeeper, John Bull. We have heretofore sent 60  per cent- more goods to Canada yearly than has  Great Britain, The increment also has been is our  favor.  Our proximity to Canada and other causes have  had a constantly increasing tendency to kill British competition. In 1889 Great Britain exported  to Canada nure products than did the Unite States  In 1890,the exports from the two countries were  about equal in value. During'the last seven  years the United States has been steadily getting  the busiuessaway; from Great Britain. , Our ex-;  porta tioris to Canada are of "the value of $50,000,-  000 annually. British exportations amount to  ^30,000,000.: ���-,.���.  We purchase Canadian products to the value of  $30,000,000 each year, While the English purchase *50,< >00.000 worth. Th us it appears, that the  mother country has every claim which reciprocal  patronage confers to "the impcrtt.ra.de 'of. Canada.  It wasofferedto us and we refused it. Thus at a  single stroke we exclude ourselves from a foreign  market of sale.for cjur goods, relying upon an inadequate home:market to consume them, and bar  oiiryelves from a foreign market of purchase.'  Sure Thing* on a Divorce.  A   FAITHFUL   BROTHER.  Chicago Herald.  ''I practiced law once in Silverton, Col,," said  one of the passengers in the smoking-room of the  Pullman, "and had a case that struck me as a  . model exhibition of faithfulness. A Swede was  mail carrier over the pass to the other side of the  range. It was not a long trip, but it was a severe  one, made on foot and with the danger in winter  from heavy snow adding to its difficulty. Andiew  carried the mail for about a year, then one day  lie-failed to reach home. There were valuable  letters in his sack, and the inference that he had  decamped was strong. On the night the should  have come into Silverton, his brother, fresh from  Scandinavia and unable to speak English, got off  the stage. As county attorney I had to break  the news to the boy, and stood by while he  wept.  "Rewards were offered for Andrew, and I sen*-  out parties to search the pass, but to no effect. A  miner' claimed to Ihave seen liim a week later in  Leadville, but we got no more trace of him. The  brother refused to believe that Andrew had done  wrong, and spent his days trampingthe canons  searching for his brother's body. We tried to get  him to go to work, but he did-not yield untilM>y  his shortness of funds he was starved to it." In  the (summer, when most of the snow was off, he  .searched again, but in vain. During the winter  he worked, but when the second spring came he  renewed his lonely tramping3 up the trail. We'  thought him demented, but he cared not for our  opinions. One day in August, he walked along  at the base of a cliff and saw a boot sticking out  irom some debris. He uncovered it���and his  search was ended. That evening he came into  town   with the'in.-iil sack, much  stained, but   in  Judge Randolph of Kansas, was hearing a di-  vorce^ase last fall. The witness was the plaintiff, a white haired man, broken in health and in  spirit-and wearing a bronze button in his lapel.  The examination was severe and the session monotonous.  You say your wife abused you * tell us just how  thundered that attorney.  ,���  The witness looked appealingly at the judge.  AnsM'er the question, sir, was the order from the  bench;  Well, she said I was an old hypocrite to be proud  of the my war record. She said all the brave men  who went to war were killed, and that only the  cowards and deserters lived to come back, and���  Stop! commanded the aroused judge. This divorce is granted.: The court spent four vears in  that war���and the court came oack.  The monotony was broken for that day.  Noble pasha, inquired the brigade commander,  can the followers of the prophet sing the battle  prayer from the Koran as they chase the Greek  unbeliever from the gory field?  They May-hum-it. replied the noble pasha as he  galloped down the line.  The terminus of the Slocan  River Railway, the business centre for Springer  and Lemon creek mines,  which are already shipping  ore. Lots in this the most  promising and beautifully  situated town in West  Kootenav.  SlocmCity. Rossiand,  Toronto.  Capital (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 0,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    :     85*),G98.I0  Sir Donald A. Smith, G.CrAI.G. President.  Hon. (}. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E.S.Clouston, General Manager,  A. Macnider, Chief Inspector & Supt. of Branches.  A. B. Buchanans Inspector of Branch returns.  W. S. Clouston,  Assistant Inspector.  James Aird, Secretary.  Branches in all parts of Canada, Newfoundland, Great Britain, and'  the United States.  New Denver Branch  A general banking business transacted  rket  New Denver, B.C.  Is situated on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  the balcony and gaze upon the grandest scenery in America without extra<-har'ge  The fire escape system is excellent. The rooms are airy and decorated with tlie  latest results of the wall paper art. The exterior of the hotel is painted in colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room is always provided with food that is tasty, digestible and satisfying to the inner economy of  Iman. The Bar is replete with the most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers.  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and Pilgrims of every shade in politics, religion or wealth are welcome at this house.  gm  make for the Newmarket when you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not for  get the Landlord's name ;   it is  Henry Stege.  ;v Branches-  Everett. Wash.  39 Upper Brook.St., London,  Members of the Rossiand Stock Exchange  and Board of Trade.      ...- ���  *mr  Cable Address���'1 Bknnison."  Moreing and Neal,  Clougli's (new and old),  Bedford McNeill,  "and A B aCodes  ROSSLAND, B.C.  DEALERS IN  AND  MINES  MINING SECURITIES  E solicit correspondence with parties having  meritorious mining properties for sale, and  beg to say that we have connections in the  principal cities of Canada, England and the United  States, and are in daily receipt of inquiries tor  developed mines and promising prospects  $PJ  In active mining operations and reduction of ores,  and a knowledge of the different mining districts of  B.C. enables us to furnish reliable and competent  information pertaining to mines and mining matters.  References given.  A printer doesn't rush to the doctor when he is  out of "sorts," says an exchange. Nor to the  baker when he is ont of "pi." Nor to hell when  he wants the "devil." Nor to the Bible when he  wants a good "ruie." Nor to the gun shop when  he wants a "shooting-stick." Nor to a cabinet  shop when he wants "furniture." Nor to a bank  when he wants "quoins." Nor to a girl when he  wants a "press." Nor to a lawyer when he has a  "dirty case." Nor to a butcher when he wants  "pliat."'. Nor to a pump-when he i�� dry���and has  ten cents in his pocket.  He killed his wife, said Col. Yergc.r to his wife  For mercy's sake, she exclaimed.  Yes, indeed; not only that, but he sold her body  to a medical college.   What do you think of thai ?  Think of it? Why���why I think a man that  would treat his wife that way is no gentleman.  Dollie���Was it a quiet <-->ot where von kissel  Mollie? '  (.'hi>:l'o-X:>. it was on the mouth. 8  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  MINING  RECORDS,  Recorded at  New  Denver,   the   Assessments  Transfers and Locations:  ASSf"SSMENTS.  May 20 .   ,  Hope No-.2���Robert Cooper  Dalhousie���J Q. McKinnon  Whyeocomagh���same  May 21    .  Columbia No 7���Robt Oliver  Clarence���Alamo Mining Co  I May N���A D Coplin  .May 22;    .  Nellie Mac���J D Reid  Morning Star No 7���R C Graham and John  Bulko  Calidonia���J R Campbell  Mayflower���DG McCraig et al  May 5J5 '.<������.'������  Hal'ton Chief, Pay Rock.^O K���E S Graham  Delia Fraction���Sam Desehamps  Boston No 2���Wm Gibson  LOCATIONS.  May-19  Hermit���Sandon, W S Thompson  Royal King���Carpenter, Thos Knight  Iron Mask���Rosebery, John McClements  Silver City���-Indian, Jno Henderson  . Maud S���same R E Irwin  Hand S���same, G H Suckling  Winnipeg'���Wilson, Frank Hill  White Birch No 1���Lemon, Dan Nicol, George  Nicol. Malcolm Cameron, Russell NiCol  White-Birch No 2���same  White Birch No 3���same'  Rust3r Treasure No l���same; Dan Nicol, George  Nickol, M Cameron, D J McDougald and Russell  Nicol-  Rustv Treasure No 2���same  C OD���Carpenter, W R Howe  Utah���same, Henry Dilley  London Boy���McGuigan,Edward Adams  Black Hawk���Lemon, Duncan Lindsay and I,  Schobot  May 20    7 , .  Sailor Boy���Lemon, Henry Brown  Diana���Lemon, E A Wilson        7   '  Superior���same, Henry Brown and E A Wilson  Glenarm���same, Robt Cooper  Glencoe���same, E O Madden  I XL���J A Foley  Equinox���same, E M Teeter  Taeoma���same  Triumph���same, F S_Andrews  Lillie White���ss  same, R Condell, J Gibbs and J L  Wilson, C F Denver and  Frank Andcr-  AVhite  Alice  son       ��  Aberdeen���same  Mary���same  Renio Abbott���Goat. E O Madden     ������  Young Dominion���Wilson, Pat Sheran  Matchless���Nemo, Geo Long  Sunnyside���same, Dan McLeod  Diamond Jubilee���Sandon, Wm Walmsley  'May 21  Sundown Fractional���Lemon, Dan Hawlen, P  McNichol  Cable Extension���Bear lake, C W Gustafsou  Katie���Little Slocan lake, Joseph J Bean  Iolanthe���same, Wm B George  Ivan���Wilson, David McKay  Princess���same  Iron Horse���Slocan, Samuel Homer  Blue Eye Nellie���12 Mile, Burt Pearson Abe  Leggett  Black Bird���same  Big Daisy���same  Copperopolis���Slocan lake,. Angus McWilliams  Chapleau fraction���Lemon, Thosmas Malone,  Prank Shabot and Jno Jarvis  Goldchester���samo, Wm L Copeland and J  ��� Brccden  May 22  Examiner���Galena Farm, F B DeMars  .Jack���Lemon, Mike Mellan  Bismark Fraceion���Slocan, Jno Riplinger  Whitehorse���same  Gold Dip���Lemon, Mike Mellan  Silver Bud���McGuigan, Wm Ridpath  Royal Five���Rosebery, W J Laughlin  New York���Lemon. London Humboldt, Isaac  Lcugheedand Peter McE wan  Waterfall���Evans, Wm Clough, Howard Guest,  R.A Bradshaw  Silver Bell Fraction -Springer, Wm Clements'  Clinton���Carpenter, Chas Anderson  FirstGhan.ee same, J Man-lsick  May 25 '     ", .   -  M IClements to W R Winstead and F J  Hdlman���to each * Pilot, April 26, $1  Fred B Grimsell to Michael J Sweeney���1/18  Silver Bell No 2, May G,> 65)  Eli Carpenter to A El Whitmore and H B  Lyall���the Spanish, April 20, ���>!  May 19       -       ,  C W Aylwin, Alex Sproat, Amos Thompson  to H H Knox���Atlas No 3, May 18, $1  Joseph Wright to Edward Mercer��� h Eagle,  May 19, H  Robert Williams to W SDrewey���i Isis,May  15,.*1 . .-'...'-.  Robert Williams to same���\ Gentle Annie. J  Elazhar, Reliance and Glasgow, May 15, ��1  Peter Chisholm to W S Drewey���all interest  in the Gentle Annie, May 14, $1  F S Andrews to Gf A Love���1/64 Sligo, May 17,  ��200  W K Richmond to Russell Ormsby���h Newry,  May 18, *1  F H Bartlett to H C Wheeler and C H Aber-  crombie���:} Cascade Fraction, and to N F Mc-  Naught i Cascade Fraction, May 17, ��10  PHKennedy to W R Howe���J Shamrock,  May M'59'  Walter Brown to Albert Doring���2 Alpha,  MayG, fji  May 20  Albert Doring to J W Kyte���the Alpha No ,  the Alameda and Lake View No 12, May 20,  ���700  J D Woodcock to Wm Kerr���V Regina, March  .8, fl   .  W H Maxwell to Lorenzo Alexander���i Gold  Finch, Grey Eagle No 4 and Corker, May~91  Geo Aylard to Alex Sprout���1/6 Variett, May  20. $2m , ��� '  Nathaniel K Franklin to W H Doolittle���  the.Ibex, April 1, $1  May 21 ���"�����  Same to same���the.Whistler, April 1, $1  Fred J Smyth to Robt W Gibson���the "Concord, May 17, $1  Robt Oliver to Walter L Brogg���J Columbia  No 7, May 19, $1590 ,-   '  Chas Chambers to W P Dickson���-the Daylight  and Hoodo, May 5, ��1 *7  B V Risden to N W Fessler���1/G Three  Guardsmen, W & D, and Clipper No 3, Jan 15,  ki '���'���*' -- Xr  Joseph Franz to B. V Risdon���1- Maud I, ��tan  1,*1. ; :.'    '/ ���  H A Wright to same���l Three Guardsmen,  Jan 15, n  BV Risdon to Joseph Franz���J Clipper No 3,  Jan 15, ��1--  HA Wright to same���J Three Guardsmen,  Jan 15, $  B V Risdon to HA Wright���} Clipper No 3,  Janl5,��l  Joseph Franz to same���VMaud I, Jan 15. "51  Burt Pearson and Abe Leggett to Frank' Lo  Casto���J Big Daisy, Blue Eye Nelly and Black  Bird, May 7, *1        ,  --,'���  May 22., ���;,,,  J Pierce to W J Elliott���J Lucky Jack and  Denbeigh, Dec 15, "-'l '   :7  Thos Elliott to W J Elliott���^ Evening Star  No 10,-Jan 7, fl  W J Elliott to the Slocan Gold and Silver  Mining Co���the Madge, the Dido, Libby,Lncky  Jack, the Evening Star, Skylight, Denbigh and  Ruby May, May 21, i 1000       ,���  Swan Johnston to Otto Trufeldt����� Odin,  Sept 10, ��1    "..  Harvey L Fife to Harvey G'Aitchson���J Ma  Honey, May 10, !il  J T Cooper to same���J Ontario, May 18, fl  D R McLennan to DA Van Dorn���.V Mountain  Chief No 3 and Sarnia, May 15,1215  J S Parker to H B Alexander���all interest in  Big Cedar, May 5, $1* ���  The future Commercial Centre of  Slocan Lake district. Backed  by important payrolls of The  Galena Farm, Wakefield, Fisher-  maiden, Thompson, Prescott and  other mines.  Lots now cn^sale. Terms easy.  Prices $75 up. Maps on application.   Now is the time to buy.  Geo. H; Suckling,  General Agent Silverton Townsite.  C. D. Rand.  D. S. Wallbridge  ^r-*i>.  NOTICE.  The Ben���Four Mile, A H Bremiier  Frank Fractional���Nohle Five mountain ,Henry  Callaglian  American Dollar���Wilson, Samuel Dcscha-nps.  J A Desehamps, Angus Gillis, Jerry .Gaguir  Horse Shoe���Wilson. P H Stewart  Four Friends���same  Doxter Fraction��� Lemon, W D McGregor  Perhaps  Fractional���near    Ccdy,    Harvey   J  Warner, Gus Faundry, W \V Warner  ���Pilyrhn���Wilson, Oil Richardson ���  Pe.Hy���Four Mile, Ed Mahon  Napier���same'  Ricardo���same, Ed Stewart  North Star���Lenibn, Frank Wagner  Oregon���same  TUAXSKKKS*.  'May 17:  ���John Sullivan and -J W Clarke-to Silver Hill  Mining Co���the Silver Hill Ns 3 si  Herman Clever to K W Richmond���} Artie,  Antartic, Paciiio, Atlantic. Great Divide!  Kootenay Pass and  ><  llosena .Jonstad Newry.  May 13, $r>0  Chas Wilson to the Corinth. Mines���the B  Fraction, May 11, ^1  Frank A Wells to Eleanor .) Kendall and A  R Fingland���the Monitor No 2,  April 19, >\\��M  P M Hayes to .) W Ryan���V Prentice Boy.  Sept 6, 1S95, *1  May 18-  H C Wheeler and C H Ahercrombie to  Bartlett. and N F McNaught-1, Cascade  Spray. May 17. .-I"  W K Richmond to Russell Ormsliy���l Rosena  ��� 1 oust. May 18, s  M MfXicnl to M L Orimmett--l':-L'Sligf)."May  1S...-1  \ SPECEAL MEETING of the Stockholders  J-*- of the Sunshine Mining Company,Limited,  Liability, will be held at the Concentrator,  Three Forks, B.C., on the Twenty-Sixth day of  June, 1807'at Twelve o'clock, M., for the purpose of granting an option or authorizing a  sale of all or a part of the Company's assets  in the Province of British Columbia.  Dated at-Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.,  this 25th day of May; 1897.  T.   J.   AUSTLV,  Secretary.  Mining' and Stock Brokers,  Notaries Public and Gonveyancers,  Mines bought and sold. 7 Stocks for sale in all B.C. mines.  Official brokers for Wonderful Group Mining- Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,  St.   Keverne Mining Co  Phoenix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co. 's stocks.  Companies  Stooied s-P-ci  Frp-tiioted..  . ���      ���       1 ������  ���     1  ��� ���, ".*���**  empLeton'sI  IVER  RAN U LES  -���^H  NOTICE.  FH  and  A SPECIAL MEETING of the Stockholders  ^ of the Cumherland Mining Company,  Limited, Liability, will he held at the Concan-  trator, Three Forks, B.C., on. the Twenty-Sixth  day of June, 1897, at eleven o'clock, a.m., for  the purpose of granting an option or authorizing a sale of all or part of the Company's assets  in the Province of British Columbia.  Dated at Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.. '  this 25th day of May. 1897.  T.   J.   AUSTIN,  ��� Secretary.  Vy   PELLEW HARVEY, F.C.S.,  ASSAY OFFICES  and Chemical Laboratory.  Established 1890. Vancouver, B.C.  For several years with Vivian &. Sons,  Swansea, and local representative for them.  For 5 years manager for the assayers to the  Rio Tinto Company, London.  Canadian representative of the Cassel Gold  Extracting Co., Ltd., Glasgow. [Cyanide Process.]  All work personally superintended. . Only  competent men employed.   No pupils received.  *��. MILD CATHARTIC AND ALTERATIVE.  f APPLICABLE .'. IN-.*. CONSTIPATION,  $ TORPID LIVER, HEADACHE DUE TO  ^ INDIGESTION, ETC, AND THE MORE  \ COMMON STOMACHAL AND INTES-  ? TIN AL MALADIES.  7 |   ���:���;������     ������   ��������� '���    .     -���  ���        -: ,���    ;   |    J. G. TEI^IPLETON,    |  ^WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST,^  W CALGARY, N. W. T.  Fwa,te��- NELSON'S DRUG STORE,  New Denver.  CERTIFICATE GF IMPROVEMENTS  EMPIRE   NO:   n   AND   BRYAN  MINERAL CLAIMS  NO.   4  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Wliereloeated:  On Carpenter Creek about one and a half  miles above Cody.  TAKE NOTICE that I. Charles Muore, acting  as agent for A. C. Holland, free miners  certincate No. 81)4 '5 and John McNeill, free  miner's certificate No. 77854, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37. must be commenced before the  issuance of such certilieate of improvements.  Dated this 24th day of May, 1897.  my-.,7-jyi'7 CHARLES MOORE.  at NEW DENVER,  or REVELSTOKE.  Spring Stock of  Scotch Tweeds  just arrived. Inspect them before  placing your orders elsewhere.  THE SILVERTON MINER'S UNION  -1- .       ..   No. 71,  ���wv if.  :m:.  Meets every Saturday night.  C.   McNICHOLLS,   President  CHAS.'BRAND, Secretary.  AMOS THOMPSON,  W  Manager.  F.  G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  A  S MANY of the Sports in SI ~>ean City think  ���$5:> a side within the  ll.   they are fa.ste17t.han I am in a foot race I  Naknsp. R.("  will run any of them for  next month.  CHAS.    WILSON,  New Denver  P.O.  \  D.  MITCHELL  Secretary.  r. b. Thompson, Notary Public  TtajsoilitcMltTlioisfli  NEW DENVER,  B. C.  ���   Mines and Mining"  Properties for  sale.    Abstracts,    &c.  Correspondence solicited.  Agents for Phoenix  Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.


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